Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend Modi inauguration
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has today announced he will attend Monday's swearing-in ceremony of India's next Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. In the history of , the leader of one country has not visited the swearing-in ceremony of a leader of the other since 1947, when the two countries became independent.
"It is good news that [Sharif] is visiting India", said Indian National Congress leader; "It is an opportunity to hold meeting with him and important issues should be raised." , spokesperson for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, said, "It is very good news that Nawaz Sharif has accepted Modi's invitation. This will mark a start of a new relationship between India and Pakistan"., the Indian opposition party
The swearing-in ceremony is to be held on May 26 at the Presidential Palacewith possibly 3000 guests expected in attendance.
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