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Pakistan PM Imran Khan Writes To PM Modi, Seeks To Re-Initiate Dialogue

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| September 20 , 2018 , 15:54 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to re-initiate the bilateral talks that were halted in the year 2015.

In the letter addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘Modi Sahab’ Khan suggested to hold a bilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of both the countries.

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.

In the letter to Modi, Khan wrote: “We, however, owe it to our peoples, especially the future generations, to peacefully resolve all outstanding issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, to bridge differences and achieve a mutually beneficial outcome”.

Khan 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”.