India, Pakistan to meet on NAM sidelines on Jul 16

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Egypt, Jul 16: Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh and his Paksitani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani are set to meet on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement summit on Thursday, Jul 16.

Gilani and Manmohan Singh will meet at the summit venue in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where more than 50 heads of state from the developing world are gathered for a two-day summit that began on Wednesday, Jul 15.

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The relation between India and Pakistan worsened dramatically after Mumbai terror attack which killed 166 people in Nov 2008.

While Singh has voiced hope that Pakistan will promise action against those behind the attacks when he meets Gilani for the second high-level talks between the two sides since the Mumbai raids.

Gilani said, "There has recently been some forward movement in our relations with India." He also said, "We hope to sustain this momentum and move towards comprehensive engagement. We believe durable peace in South Asia is achievable."

"Peace will be facilitated by the resolution of all outstanding disputes, including Jammu and Kashmir," Gilani added.

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