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Nawaz visits Delhi's Jama Masjid ahead of talks

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday offered prayers at the historic Jama Masjid and visited the Red Fort in Old Delhi area, ARY News reported Tuesday.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who arrived in New Delhi yesterday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visited Jama Masjid of Delhi, and historic Red Fort along with the members of his delegation.

Sharif will later hold bilateral talks with the new Indian prime minister during which both sides are expected to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between two neighboring countries.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will also meet Indian President Pranab Mukherjee before leaving for home.

Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that he intends to pick up the thread with India’s new leader Narendra Modi from where he and then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee left off in 1999.

Sharif’s visit is seen as significant by political observers in India given that the hardliners in Pakistan had expressed their unhappiness over Pakistani prime minister's positive response to the invitation.

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