Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again reiterated the demand for resumption of Indian – Pakistan talks. Khan has written a letter in this regard to Prime Minister Narendra Modi , the Foreign Office said .
In the letter dated September 14, the cricket superstar turned-politician, has proposed a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York this month.
New agency ANI in its twitter handle published the letter by Pakistan prime Minister Imran Khan to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. pic.twitter.com/2FZRci3d50
— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2018
“Building on the mutual desire for peace between our two countries, I wish to propose a meeting between Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, before the informal meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers at the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York,” Khan wrote.
Pakistan and India have an “undeniably challenging relationship”, he said, while responding to Modi’s letter to him on August 18. In the letter to Khan, Modi conveyed India’s commitment to pursue “meaningful” and “constructive” engagement with Pakistan and emphasising the need to work for a terror-free South Asia.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief thanked Prime Minister Modi for his “warm greetings” and best wishes on his assumption of charge as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The two ministers (Qureshi and Swaraj) could explore the way forward, Khan said, adding that the SAARC Summit in Islamabad “will offer an opportunity for you to visit Pakistan and for us to re-start the stalled dialogue process”.