Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his congratulatory tweet and said, “Pakistan desires peaceful & cooperative ties with India.”
PM Modi had congratulated Sharif on his election as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. “India desires peace and stability in a region free of terror, so that we can focus on our development challenges and ensure the well-being and prosperity of our people,” said Modi in a tweet.
Sharif replied to Modi’s tweet saying, “Peaceful settlement of outstanding disputes including Jammu & Kashmir is indispensable.” Both the prime ministers expressed their common goal to “ensure the well-being and prosperity of our people” and “focus on the socio-economic development of our people.”
Sharif had spoken of Kashmir during his inaugural speech and asked PM Modi to talk on the issue so that poverty on both sides can be tackled.
Shehbaz Sharif, was sworn in as Pakistan’s 23rd prime minister on April 11 by acting President Sadiq Sanjrani.