Pak Hopes Things Will Move Forward After Aug 25 Meeting: Basit

Pakistan has hoped that with the upcoming foreign secretary level talks with India, the two countries will move forward in all areas as articulated by their Prime Ministers.  

Published: 27th July 2014 04:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2014 04:12 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has hoped that with the upcoming foreign secretary level talks with India, the two countries will move forward in all areas as articulated by their Prime Ministers.     

Addressing a congregation at the Jama Majid in the national capital last evening where he was invited for Iftar by Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said the holy month of Ramadan was a special occasion for all Muslims as it provided a great opportunity for introspection and correction both individually and collectively.     

Talking about India-Pakistan relations, he said, that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif "was committed to normalisation of relations between the two countries on the basis of mutual respect and mutual interest".            

He expressed the hope that with the foreign secretaries of the two countries meeting on August 25, "things would move forward in all areas as articulated by the two Prime Ministers in their meeting in New Delhi on 27 May 2014".     

Earlier, welcoming the High Commissioner, Imam Bukhari hoped for better relations between Pakistan and India.     

A Pakistan High Commission statement said that this was the first time that its High Commissioner was invited for Iftar at the Jama Masjid and also addressed the congregation.  

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp