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Pakistan PM Sharif 'much satisfied' with meeting with Indian PM Modi

Published on Jun 11, 2014 5:08 PM
 
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif smile before the start of their bilateral meeting in New Delhi May 27, 2014. Mr Sharif has written to his new Indian counterpart to express satisfaction with their "meaningful" first meeting as the rival neighbours attempt better relations, an official said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to his new Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to express satisfaction with their "meaningful" first meeting as the rival neighbours attempt better relations, an official said on Wednesday.

Mr Sharif held talks with Mr Modi in New Delhi last month after attending the inauguration of the Hindu nationalist Indian Premier, who swept to power in a landslide election victory.

Mr Modi's invitation to Mr Sharif was a surprise move seen as a significant olive branch to India's Muslim neighbour.

In the letter, Mr Sharif expressed his gratitude to Mr Modi for his generosity during the visit and said he looked forward to resolving all "unsettled matters", an official from the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi told AFP. "I look forward to working with you in harmony on all unsettled matters for the benefit of both nations," Mr Sharif wrote in the one-page letter. "I must say that I have returned much satisfied with our meaningful exchange of thoughts on matters of bilateral and regional interest."

 
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