Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday replied to a letter written by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, and said Islamabad desires peaceful relations with New Delhi, an official source told Reuters.
Modi had written to Khan on the occasion of Pakistan’s Republic Day on March 23, also calling for peaceful relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
Dated March 29, the letter wasn’t officially released by either side but the official, speaking on anonymity, confirmed its contents which were shared widely on social media.
“The people of Pakistan also desire peaceful, cooperative relations with all neighbors, including India,” Khan said in his reply, adding, “I thank you for your letter conveying greetings on Pakistan Day.”
Neither the Indian or Pakistani foreign ministers responded to requests for comments.