The foreign ministers of both the countries will attend the 73rd session of the UNGA.

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly s (UNGA) session.

The foreign ministers of both the countries will attend the 73rd session of the UNGA to be begun on September 18. 

The development comes after Indian Prime Minister Nerendra Modi felicitated Imran Khan on becoming Pakistan’s new premier. Both leaders had also agreed to overcome the past and to lay a new foundation for a prosperous political, social and economic future.

Modi told Khan that India is ready for a new era of ties with Pakistan and called for crafting collective strategy for combating regional challenges. Khan also stressed on resuming talks while adding that issues can’t be solved through wars.

During his victory speech, Imran Khan stressed on normal relations between the Himalyan neighbors.

While deploring Indian media’s hate campaign, Khan said, “If we want to slash poverty in the region, then we [Pakistan and India] must practice healthy trade ties”, stated Khan.

"This blame game that whatever goes wrong in Pakistan is because of India and vice versa brings us back to square one", he said.

"If India comes and takes one step towards us, we will take two steps toward them. Right now, it is one sided where India is constantly just blaming us", stated Khan.

However, Khan expressed concerns on grave human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir.