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Government calls off meeting with Pakistan at UNGA: MEA Spokesperson

Sep 21, 2018 21:01 IST
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India has called off the meeting announced yesterday between foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York. “The true face of the new Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has been revealed,” said foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar citing the recent killing of Indian security personnel and the release of postage stamps by Pakistan glorifying Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.

“Any conversation with Pakistan in such an environment would be meaningless ... Consequently, there would be no meeting between the foreign ministers any longer,” Kumar said.

Reacting to the development, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Friday said India has “priorities other than dialogue” and alleged that there is a group in New Delhi that does not want talks to happen, according to a PTI report quoting local media.