Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his party's electoral victory in Lok Sabha elections. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a tweet on Sunday that the prime minister expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples, adding that the Premier reiterated his vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia.
Earlier, the prime minister in a tweet, congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he looked forward to working for "peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia." Modi responded in a Twitter message thanking his arch-rival for his "good wishes" and saying he wanted peace in the region.
Reuters adds: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday spoke to Narendra Modi and congratulated the Indian leader on the runaway election victory of his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), both countries said on Sunday. "Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and congratulated him on his party's electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections in India," foreign ministry said in a statement.
"The Prime Minister expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples." India's Ministry of External Affairs confirmed Khan had called Modi on Sunday, adding the two leaders had discussed fighting poverty together. "He (Modi) stressed that creating trust and an environment free of violence and terrorism were essential for fostering cooperation for peace, progress and prosperity in our region," the ministry added in a statement.