Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi shook hands as they briefly met during the climate summit in Paris, Express News reported.
The Indian foreign ministry confirmed the unofficial meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the UN climate summit in Paris.
PM Nawaz is in Paris on a two-day official visit for the United Nations Conference on climate change starting from Monday.
He is representing Pakistan during the international conference and is expected to deliver a speech on the opening day of the two-week event. He will also highlight the steps taken by Pakistan in consideration of climate change.
Apart from speaking at the conference, PM Nawaz will hold separate meetings with world leaders.
Speaking to media upon arrival, the premier vowed to overcome the challenges of climate change saying it was the world’s collective responsibility to address them.
About 147 heads of states and representatives are attending the conference, including US President Barrack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameroon.
The recent meeting between the South Asian leaders of two nuclear armed states came after a span of rising tensions over a number of issues.