Modi Calls Sharif Ahead of Ramzan, Kerry too Makes a Call

PM Modi calls Pak PM Sharif to extend wishes for Ramzan. US Secy of State Kerry calls to discuss Indo-Pak ties.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (left). (Photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called up his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and extended best wishes on the occasion of Ramzan. In course of the conversation, he stressed on the need for having “peaceful” and “friendly” bilateral ties amid a war of words between the two countries.

In his telephonic conversation, Modi also conveyed India’s decision to release detained Pakistani fishermen on the pious occasion of Ramzan.

“He reiterated to Prime Minister Sharif his message of peaceful, friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries,” said an official release.

Pakistan and India have been involved in a war of words recently with leaders from both sides exchanging sharp comments after Modi’s critical remarks about Pakistan during his Dhaka visit. He spoke in dhaka about India’s military action in Myanmar.

Kerry Calls up Sharif, Discusses Bilateral Ties

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday called up Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and discussed bilateral ties and regional situation.

Kerry commended the state of relations between the two countries and said both countries had made remarkable progress in bilateral cooperation in all fields.

They also discussed the regional situation, and Secretary Kerry lauded Sharif’s commitment towards establishing a peaceful neighbourhood in South Asia.

Both the leaders expressed a desire to enhance bilateral ties between Pakistan and the US particularly in the field of economy and trade.

(With inputs from PTI)

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