Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Sunday to congratulate him and his party on the victory over the recent parliamentary elections, reiterating his vision for South Asia’s peace and prosperity.
“PM [Imran] spoke to PM Modi today and congratulated him on his party’s electoral victory in Lok Sabha elections in India. PM expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples,” foreign office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal tweeted.
Faisal added that Prime Minister Imran while reiterating his vision for peace, progress, and prosperity in South Asia, told PM Modi that he looked forward to working with him to advance these objectives.
Last week, even before the final results were announced, Imran Khan quickly congratulated Modi on his election victory on May 23.
Modi thanked him and insisted that peace in the region was always given primacy.
On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Kyrgyzstan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaaj held an informal meeting last week.
Qureshi told Swaraj that Pakistan was willing to engage with India to resolve all remaining issues between the two countries. With these positive gestures, diplomatic sources said there is a possibility to meet the prime ministers at the June SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan.
The ongoing contacts between the two countries ‘ leadership may be intended to create the right atmosphere for the likely meeting.