No meeting with Qureshi in New York: SM Krishna

SM Krishna
New York, Sep 29: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna told the media that he was not meeting his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

SM Krishna added that dialogue between the two countries will continue when Qureshi visits India. Krishna's remarks came as Qureshi told media that some suggestions had been sent to India to take the talks forward and he was now awaiting its response.

"Well it is not on the cards," Krishna said to reporters when he was asked about the meeting.

"I have said in my speech that I have invited foreign minister Qureshi to come to India and he has very graciously accepted my invitation. I am looking forward to his visit to India so that we can take up from where he left in Islamabad," said Krishna after delivering a speech at the Asia Society.

Earlier, Krishna slammed Qureshi for raking up Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly. Qureshi told that India should conduct plebiscite every five years in Jammu and Kashmir.

In response, Krishna told that the "unsolicited and untenable" remarks by Qureshi was a ploy to divert attention from the internal troubles that Pakistan is facing.

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