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Pakistan welcomes Indian PM Modi’s phone call to PTI Chairman

Islamabad, Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson has welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's earlier this week congratulatory phone call to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on winning the elections.

Modi, in his phone call, had told Imran Khan that India is 'ready to enter a new era of relations with Pakistan' and that both countries should adopt a joint strategy for progress in bilateral ties.

Dr Muhammad Faisal during his weekly briefing in Islamabad said that he hoped the phone call would pave the way for bilateral talks between India and Pakistan.

We hope that in the coming days both sides can come together to address key concerns in what is admittedly a difficult relationship, he said.

He also hoped that it would lead to an improvement in ties with South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) member states, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka, in addition to India.

Dr Muhammad Faisal said that foreign heads of state have not been invited to attend the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected prime minister.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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