India an important neighbour for us: PM Nawaz

Premier says resolving Kashmir dispute key to ensuring peace and stability in the region

Abdul Manan January 28, 2015
Premier says resolving Kashmir dispute key to ensuring peace and stability in the region. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said it is important for both Pakistan and India to resolve all their outstanding issues, including the Kashmir dispute in order to ensure peace and stability in the region. 

Speaking to Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, the premier said the country would like to have normal relations with India on basis of mutual respect and sovereign equality.

"India is an important neighbour for us," said the premier at the PM House.

The prime minister also reiterated that Pakistan wants to maintain good neighbourly relations with all countries in the region.

Basit called on PM Nawaz and briefed him on the status of Pakistan-India relations.

Just two days ago, the premier got his words across with a letter of felicitations for his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on India's 66th Republic Day.

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PM Nawaz expressed his desire to forge “friendly and cooperative” relations between the two neighbouring countries.


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