Pak wants ‘peaceful and cooperative’ ties with India, says PM Shehbaz Sharif

Islamabad: New Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for congratulating him.

Shehbaz Sharif also said his country wanted “peaceful and cooperative” ties with India.

However, he stressed that the peaceful settlement of outstanding disputes including Jammu and Kashmir is indispensable.

“Pakistan desires peaceful and cooperative ties with India. Peaceful settlement of outstanding disputes including Jammu and Kashmir is a must. Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism are well known. peace and focus on the socio-economic development of our people,” Sharif tweeted in response to Modi’s congratulatory message.

On Monday, Prime Minister Modi congratulated Sharif, 70, on his election as Prime Minister of Pakistan and said India wants peace and stability in a region free from terror so “we can focus on our development challenges and ensuring well-being”. and the prosperity of our people.

In his inaugural speech on Monday, Sharif had raised the issue of the repeal of Article 370 in Kashmir and alleged that the people of the valley were bleeding and that Pakistan would provide them with ‘diplomatic and moral support’ in addition to raising the issue. in all international forums.

Virginia S. Braud