Warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes: PM Modi replies to Imran Khan’s greeting

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 May 2019, 07:49 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday responded to Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s greeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday responded to Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s greeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday responded to Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s greeting. In a tweet, PM Modi wrote, "Thank you PM @ImranKhanPTI. I warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes. I have always given primacy to peace and development in our region (sic)."

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday had congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his victory in the general elections and expressed desire to work with him for peace, progress and prosperity in the region. Prime Minister Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards what looks set to be a resounding victory for a second term in office. "I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia," Khan tweeted.

The results of India's general elections are very significant for Pakistan as the formation of the next government in New Delhi will determine the course of Indo-Pakistan ties, which were pushed to a new low after the Pulwama terror attack. In April, Khan said he believed there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and settle the Kashmir issue if Modi's party BJP wins the general elections. Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) killed 40 CRPF personnel in Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a super-sized victory for a second term in office, as his message of nationalism, security, Hindu pride and a New India was wholeheartedly embraced by voters across large swathes of the country.

First Published: Friday, May 24, 2019 07:49 AM
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