Singh-Gilani express desire to intensify dialogue process

Seoul: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani today expressed their desire to intensify the bilateral dialogue process for further engagements as they had an informal chat here, their second in two days at the Nuclear Security Summit.

Singh and Gilani had an "informal meeting" in Seoul, a brief statement issued by the Pakistan Prime Minister`s media office said. "Both the leaders expressed their desire to intensify the dialogue process for further engagements," it said.

Singh and Gilani shook hands as they greeted each other during the photo-op for the top world leaders attending the summit in the South Korean capital. Singh was later seen having a longish chat with Chinese President Hu Jintao, who is set to visit India for the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit in New Delhi this week.

Monday night, the Prime Minister and his Pakistani counterpart Gilani had a "meet and greet" encounter prior to a dinner hosted for dignitaries attending the summit here. "Prime Minister said hello to Mr Gilani," Indian sources had said.