These thoughts were expressed by the prime minister during his meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Islamabad today. He expressed the confidence that today’s talks between the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries will result in charting the way forward in our bilateral relations.
He stressed that we must have peace and tranquility on the Line of Control. He said he was deeply disturbed at the recent incidents of firing on the Working Boundary. The existing military-to-military mechanisms must be used optimally to check ceasefire violations, he said.
We have to resolve disputed issues through talks, he added. The prime minister was of the view that cordial relations with India were favourable.
The Prime Minister recalled his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi on May 27, last year and said it was our shared desire to improve our bilateral relations.
The Prime Minister asked him to convey his best wishes to the Prime Minister and President of India.
Mr. Sharif said Pakistan and India must begin new chapter of ties. We will welcome SAARC countries in 2016, he underlined.