“While participating in the Leaders” Summit on Peacekeeping, which was hosted by US President Barack Obama, Modi walked into the conference hall first.
At the conference, they were seated across the horse-shoe-shaped table.
It is for this reason that it would be hard to verify independently who has defied the ceasefire as both the sides put responsibility of the same on each other.
Apart from the wave, there was no other interaction or gesture exchange between the two leaders.
Terming the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) an “inspiring model” of South-South Cooperation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that cooperation among developing countries played a significant role in promoting development and prosperity in the region. Modi pointed out that Indian soldiers had been working on peacekeeping missions since World War II during which it lost more than 24000 troops and almost half of that went missing.
Modi welcomed holding of the peacekeeping summit at a time when the United Nations is in the 70th year of its existence.
Ahead of the United Nations peacekeeping summit, there was enough speculations as to whether the two leaders will meet as both stayed at the New York ” s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Indian officials had ruled out the possibility of bilateral talks. He offered his good offices and called for dialogue between Pakistan and India.
The UN Secretary-General expressed concerned over tension between Pakistan and India.
Modi and Sharif had a breakthrough meeting in the Russian city of Ufa three months ago when they decided on a way forward, but differing interpretations of the joint statement led to the NSA-level talks being cancelled.
INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an astute politician with the ability to outsmart rivals and he is aiming for the “political and military dominance of India”, said a Pakistani daily that noted he was “received like a star” in the US.
“Success of peacekeeping ultimately depends not on the weapons they (soldiers) carry but by the moral force of the UNSC”, he told the gathering including Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leaders from a large number of other countries.
India has been vocal against terrorism emanating from the Pakistani soil.
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