Singh, Zardari will meet, may not talk: Menon

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Manmohan Singh and Asif Ali Zardari
New Delhi, Jun 12: While briefing the media about Manmohan Singh's visit to Russia for a summit,  Foreign Secretary, Shivshankar Menon said that the Indian Prime Minister will meet Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari. However, he made it clear that there would not be any structured meeting between the two leaders.

"They will be at the same place at the same time....They will meet, they will shake hands," said Menon. And when asked about what Singh and Zardari may discuss, he said "I don't want to guess what they will discuss."

Singh is expected to be travelling to Yekaterinburg on June 15 for a three-day visit during which he will attend the SCO meet and Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) Summit.

The relationship between the neighbours got tense after the 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks in 2008. This is because New Delhi believes that Pakistan-based Islamic militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was the outfit that planned and executed the terror strike.

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