Pakistani Zardari to meet Indian prime minister

April 2, 2012 09:48

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will meet with India's prime minister during the first visit to India by a Pakistani head of state since 2005, his spokesman said, with relations between the nuclear-armed rivals at their warmest in years.

Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said in a statement that Zardari accepted a lunch invitation from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The pair will meet in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Sunday.

Zardari is also expected to visit a shrine to a revered Sufi saint in the Indian city of Ajmer during the one-day visit.

Indian media have quoted government sources there as saying they hoped there would be formal talks.

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