Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan extending greetings to people of the country on the occasion of Pakistan Day, people familiar with the development told PTI.
According to Dawn website, PM Modi told Imran Khan that India desires cordial ties with Pakistan.
“As a neighboring country, India desires cordial relations with the people of Pakistan,” Modi wrote. “For this, an environment of trust, devoid of terror and hostility, is imperative,” he said.
The Prime Minister also conveyed his best wishes to the people of Pakistan in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“At this difficult time for humanity, I would like to convey my best wishes to you and the people of Pakistan for dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he wrote in his letter to PM Khan.
Sources said it was a routine letter which is sent every year as the neighboring country celebrates March 23 as Pakistan Day. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi had wished Imran Khan a “speedy recovery” when the latter tested positive for coronavirus.