Sharif says he is 'looking forward to work with Modi'

The Pakistani Prime Minister writes to his Indian counterpart

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:21 am IST

Published - June 11, 2014 10:06 am IST - New Delhi

In this May 27, 2014 photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New Delhi.

In this May 27, 2014 photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New Delhi.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing satisfaction over his meeting with him recently and said he was looking forward to working with him in “harmony on all unsettled matters“.

In a letter, which was delivered to the Prime Minister’s Office over the weekend, Mr. Sharif, who was among the leaders from the neighbouring countries to attend Mr. Modi’s swearing in on May 26, said the future of the poor was integrated with “our common economic destiny.”

“I must say that I have returned much satisfied with our meaningful >exchange of thoughts on matters of bilateral and regional interest,” Mr. Sharif wrote.

A day after he was sworn in, Mr. Modi had held a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart on crucial bilateral issues including terror and speedy trial of Mumbai terror attack case in Pakistan.

“I look forward to working with you in harmony on all unsettled matters for the benefit of both nations. Hope that our endeavours will lay the foundation of a much brighter future,” Mr. Sharif said.

The letter by the Pakistani leader is seen as a positive development in the Indo-Pak ties, which for last one year have witnessed cold vibes due to the incidents along the Line of Control, including >beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistan troops.

Mr. Sharif’s letter further said, “It is the millions living in poverty in both countries who deserve our foremost attention. I firmly believe that in our concerted efforts lies the welfare and prosperity of our two nations.”

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.