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Heart of Asia Conference: No request from Pak for bilateral meeting, says MEA

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

says no request has been received from for bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the sixth Heart of Conference beginning this Saturday in Amritsar, Punjab.

This was informed by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup during his weekly media briefings today.

At the conference, ministers from as many as 40 countries will discuss peace, cooperation and economic development in

Briefing on the conference, Ambassador to Dr. Shaida Abdali said is greatest threat facing the region and hopes that Heart of conference will adopt a counterterror framework.

Expressing condolences for the tragic terror attack in Nagrota, Abdali said condemns it in the strongest possible terms.

MEA Joint Secretary Gopal Bagley said Prime Minister Modi and President Ashraf Ghani will inaugurate the conference.

He said Minister will co-chair the conference, instead of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is unwell.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 18:43 IST
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