India’s Modi pens letter to PM Imran, expresses ‘desire to build cordial relation’ amid Pak-India thaw

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday penned a letter to his Pakistani counterpart, Imran Khan, on account of Pakistan Resolution Day.

The remarkable letter was conveyed to the premier by the Indian High Commission through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in the federal capital.

The 70-year-old BJP leader also extended greetings to the people of Pakistan on the occasion of Pakistan Resolution Day. As a neighbouring country, India desires cordial relations with the people of Pakistan and for this, an environment of trust, devoid of terror and hostility, is imperative, the opening of the iconic letter cited.

 

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration, it further stated.

It is to be noted that the development comes days after Prime Minister Imran Khan hinted that India would have to make the first move to resume the bilateral relations.

On March 23, both sides hold their first meeting in three years of a commission on water rights from the Indus River. In Feb, Pakistan and India also announced a rare agreement to follow a strict ceasefire along the Kashmir border.

Reports in International media claimed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which has diplomatic links with both Pakistan and India, has taken an assertive international role under Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The recent thaw depicted the outcome of a deal that the UAE had brokered earlier this month.

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