ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart PM Narendra Modi are likely to meet next month in Indonesia on the occasion of 60th anniversary of Bandung Conference that led to the Non-Aligned Movement, PakistanTribe.com repotred.
The diplomatic sources of both India and Pakistan reported that neither of the countries has made any official request to arrange a premier level meeting of the two. However, both Modi and Nawaz are expected to have a separate meeting during the conference.
On the other hand, Indian media reported that there is still lot of uncertainty about the level of Indian participation at the conference.
This Afro-Asian Conference first took place on April 18, 1955 during the Cold war era. Pakistan, Burma, India, Indonesia, and Sir Lanka were among the organizers.
The conference’s stated aims were to promote Afro-Asian economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism or neocolonialism by any nation. The conference was an important step toward the Non-Aligned Movement.
This year, this historic moment will be celebrated in the 60th Commemoration of the Asian-African Conference which will take place from 19th to 24rd April 2015 both in Bandung and Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia.
During a press conference Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno P Marsudi, stated that the government will invite 109 world leaders and 25 international organizations to participate in this special event.
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