NEW DELHI: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking resumption of dialogue between the two neighbours. Khan has sought a meeting between his foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, which is to be held later this month.
Khan’s letter is the first formal proposal of bilateral dialogue since he formed the government in Pakistan last month. In his first speech after winning the general elections, Khan had said that he wanted to have good relations with India and work to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue.
It came in response to PM Modi’s own letter on August 20 which conveyed that New Delhi was looking for constructive and meaningful engagement with Islamabad. The ties between the two countries had strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based groups in 2016.