Thursday, March 31, 2011

The court gives diplomacy crquet

The prime ministers of India, Manmohan Singh, and Pakistan, Yusuf Raza Gilani attended yesterday at the cricket World Cup semifinal that pits national teams and is held in the Indian city of Mohali (North). More than 1,000 million people were glued to the TV yesterday to see the semi-finals of the most popular sport in both countries.

The difficult relations between New Delhi and Islamabad are experiencing a new moment of thawing after the 2008 Bombay bombings that Indian authorities attributed to a Pakistani command. Gilani traveled to India invited by Singh and accompanied by a large delegation of ministers and senior army officers in this new episode called cricket diplomacy.

In recent days, the party has monopolized the latest news in both countries and the very beginning of the game yesterday the two nuclear powers were virtually paralyzed. The organization reserved a room at the stadium in Mohali for the two prime ministers would meet during the game and Singh himself was interested in the menu degustarían.

It Gilani's first trip to India, although the two leaders had already met on two other occasions.

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