Na-Mo talks today

Eye on business Nawaz, Modi to sidestep Kashmir, Terrorism

SRINAGAR: Buoyed by the decisive mandate both enjoy on their respective home turfs, India’s just sworn in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Mian Nawaz Sharif will have a one-on-one on Tuesday. Interestingly, Narendra Modi’s soubriquet NaMo clearly denotes initials of both leaders(Na for Nawaz and Mo for Modi).

Both leaders have signaled an increased urge to break bread with each other in order to achieve the economic goals, troubled by domestic conflicts in both countries.

On his first official trip to India as prime minster (he last came for Rajiv Gandhi’s funeral), Nawaz Sharif said he was here to turn a new leaf in the history of India-Pakistan relations. He looked set to drive an agenda of “trade and economics” at his bilateral meeting with Modi on Tuesday.

He said, I am here to turn a new leaf in the India-Pakistan relations.”

Nawaz Sharif said he could easily work with India’s new government led by Narendra Modi, hoping that their personal focus on boosting business could help “turn a new page” in bilateral ties.

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