Pakistan await formal response from India: FO

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson, Dr Muhammad Faisal has said on Thursday that Pakistan awaits a formal response from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a letter written to him by Pakistani premier Imran Khan.

Earlier, PM Imran Khan has written a letter to his Indian counterpart Modi and invited to restart the dialogue process between the two countries. The letter is believed to have been written in response to the Indian premier’s letter congratulating him for assuming office.

According to the Indian newspaper reports, Modi in his letter written on August 20 had called for a “meaningful and constructive” engagement between the two countries.

Dr Muhammad Faisal confirmed that the Pakistani premier responded to Modi in a positive spirit and reciprocated the latter’s sentiments,

According to diplomatic sources, PM Imran in his letter called for a meeting between Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York scheduled later this month.

The premier stressed that the two foreign ministers should initiate the resumption of dialogue and meet on the sidelines of UNGA, diplomatic sources added.




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