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US welcomes meeting between Nawaz and Modi

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The United States has welcomed the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart in Russia on Friday

“We welcome the meeting between Indian and Pakistani leaders there on the sidelines of this conference,” State Department Spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Thursday at his daily news conference when asked about the Modi-Sharif meeting in Ufa.

“We also welcome any steps that both countries can take to try to reduce the tensions. That s been our longstanding position,” Kirby said.

“We want to see the tensions reduced, and we want to see these issues resolved bilaterally between the two countries.

Modi and Sharif held a 53-minute long bilateral meeting in Ufa today (Friday) on sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit and discussed the status of the bilateral ties and the future direction