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Global Times: India Wants to Have A Close and Friendly Relationship with Pakistan

Global Times recently reported, based on Indian media messages, that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent mail not long ago to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. The letter expressed the willingness to establish a “close and friendly relationship” with Pakistan. The “immediate priority” is to create an atmosphere of trust free from terror and hostility. The Modi letter sent greetings to the people of Pakistan on the occasion of “Pakistan Day.” He also gave his best wishes for their fights against the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Indian media, there have been “positive changes” seen in the relationship between India and Pakistan. Last month, India and Pakistan agreed to stop cross-border firefights in the Kashmir region. On March 22, a delegation of Pakistani officials arrived in India to participate in a meeting of the Indus River Standing Committee. This is the first such dialogue between India and Pakistan in two and a half years. Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla also said recently that India hopes to maintain a good-neighborly and friendly relationship with Pakistan and is committed to solving problems bilaterally.

Source: Global Times, March 24, 2021