Around 3,000 dignitaries across the world were sent invitation to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony with Sharif’s name also in the list.
Chiefs of SAARC nations were also sent invitations to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Modi, who won a resounding mandate from the people of India in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Soon after Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party was declared the winner of the Lok Sabha elections, Sharif had invited Modi to visit Pakistan at a suitable time.

A spokesperson of the ruling party in Pakistan PML-N Siddiqui Farooq has claimed that Sharif might attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony, according to reports.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has, however, maintained that the Pakistan government has not yet informed them about their decision, reports said.

Both Sharif and Modi would be looking to take steps to improve the bilateral relations between the estranged neighbours, whose relationship has been topsy-turvy in the recent past.

Modi had during an interview with a leading news channel earlier claimed that no talks with Pakistan can take place amid the sound of gun shots and blasts.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa have reportedly accepted the invitation to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.


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