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Gilani, Manmohan meeting expected: Basit

Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit on Monday underlined that both the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India are expected to meet in SAARC Conference in Bhutan.

According to Media Reports, Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said that Pakistan gave a formal road map to India on February 25 in which it was decided that SAARC Conference would be held in Bhutan.

A meeting between PM Gilani and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh could also take place on the sidelines of the 16th SAARC.

However, Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said that the schedule for the above said meeting has not been finalized as yet.

Basit maintained that the meeting would have nothing to do with the Mumbai attacks, adding that efforts are on to penalize the terror accused.

He said Pakistan always wanted resumption of talks with India and added that regional security would top the talks agenda between the two leaders.

He further said that Pakistan wanted Kashmir issue resolution at the earliest.



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