Brunei :  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif are likely to meet for the first time in September on the sidelines of UN General Assembly annual session in New York, a senior Pakistani official said on Tuesday.

“There are number of steps being taken up and we hope that the two PMs (Prime Ministers) can meet hopefully on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September, if not earlier. We are providing great political impetus to this dialogue process,” Pakistan advisor on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said.

He was speaking after a meeting with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum.

On his part, Khurshid said Pakistan has once again extended an invitation to Singh to visit Pakistan and he has responded to it warmly. There was no official confirmation of the meeting from Pakistan foreign ministry.

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