New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has left for the 68th session of United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. The Prime Minister has confirmed that he will be meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in New York on September 29. This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since the chill in ties following the beheading of an Indian soldier on the Line of Control and the killing of five Indian soldiers on August 6.
"During my visit to New York, I also look forward to bilateral meetings with the leaders of some of our neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan," said Singh in a statement before leaving for the 68th United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
Manmohan Singh's special envoy Satinder Lambah met his Paksitani counterpart Shahryar Khan in Dubai a couple of weeks ago to discuss the agenda of the meeting. There have been meetings between Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan as well as Pakistan's National Security Advisor and Foreign Affairs Advisor.
The Prime Minister will hold talks with the US President Barack Obama on September 27 and implementation of the civil nuclear deal, ways to expand cooperation in the fields of defence, security and economic issues will be high on the agenda of the meeting.
The Prime Minister is also expected to hold discussions on combating terrorism, disarmament, UN reforms and development.