PM Modi, Pakistan's Imran Khan structured meet unlikely at SCO in Bishkek

WION New Delhi, India May 28, 2019, 10.26 PM(IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

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It will be for the first time that both leaders will be face to face since Imran Khan became the prime minister of his country last year.

India has dismissed reports about a structured meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Shanghai cooperation organisation summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The summit will take place in the second week of June. 

It will be for the first time that both leaders will be face to face since Imran Khan became the prime minister of Pakistan last year.

Government sources said, "Report appearing in a section of the media about a possible meeting between Modi and Imran Khan is entirely speculative."

Khan had called Modi on Sunday to congratulate him on his victory. During the conversation, no invite was extended to Imran Khan for the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi on May 30.

Ties between the two countries are frayed since the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 whose responsibility was claimed by Pakistan based and United Nations listed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed.