Nawaz, Modi exchange greetings in Astana


Astana, June 8 (TNS): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi  in Astana on Thursday night.

“PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif exchanged greetings at a cultural gala in Astana today”, Indian media TimesNow twitted on Thursday.

They met and exchanged greetings at a cultural gala, Indian state run PTI quoted sources as saying.

On the other hand, ANI reported that PM Modi inquired about Sharif’s health and also enquired about Pakistani PM’s mother and family.

The reception and a gala show marked the beginning of the two-day-long SCO summit.

Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi , Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping were among the top leaders who attended the reception hosted by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Both Prime Ministers arrived here to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit which will induct both India and Pakistan as its full members during the moot.