Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has restricted himself to a small statement, rather than a full on press meet before he left Delhi. He has carefully worded his statement and did not let out any contents or understandings reached by both the parties. He has pointed out that as both the leaders have won landslide elections, now it is their responsibility that the welfare and desires of the public of both countries need to be addressed. The discussions will definitely resume, declared the Pak PM.
“I am pleased to be in Delhi at PM Modi’s invitation. I felt great pleasure in accepting his invitation, in fact I feel privileged to be in Delhi after such long time. I had a very constructive meeting with Prime Minister Modi in warm and cordial environment. We both have been given our respective tenures, with clear mandate, hence the hopes and aspirations of our people can be addressed now.
I recalled my association with PM Vajpayee the signing of Lahore declaration in 1999, and I suggested that our future relations should go ahead from there. We both have a common agenda of development which not possible without peace. We have to strive for change, and leave the mood of confrontation in favor of consultation, accusations and counter accusations will be counter productive, i suggested, I have expressed willingness to discuss all issues, The feeling of mistrust between us should be eliminated, PM Modi reciprocated my sentiments. He has also said that my gesture by coming to Delhi has been received positively by Indians.
We have agreed upon the need for our foreign secretaries to meet soon for discussions. I met President Pranab Mukherji too,
I leave from here with a strong sense that people and leadership of both Countries will now strive towards strengthening the relationship between the people of the two nations,” said Nawaz Sharif.