Zardari invites Manmohan Singh to Pakistan

Zardari also urged the Prime Minister to visit his ancestral hometown in Punjab province on the occasion of birthday celebration of Guru Nanak.

Published: 27th July 2012 11:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2012 11:29 PM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari addressing the press after a meeting at 7RCR in New Delhi on Sunday | EPS

By IANS

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday invited Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan, saying it will provide an opportunity to the two leaders to take stock of bilateral relations.

Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said that an invitation letter has been sent to the Indian prime minister through the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Xinhua reported.

In his letter, Zardari also urged the Indian leader to visit his ancestral hometown in Punjab province on the occasion of birthday celebration of Guru Nanak.

His visit "would not only be well received by the Pakistani nation but also reinforce our mutual desire to promote inter-faith and inter-religious harmony", the letter said.

President Zardari recalled his meeting with the Indian prime minister in New Delhi during his visit to Ajmer Sharif in April this year and expressed satisfaction over the forward movement of the dialogue process.

Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is scheduled to visit Islamabad in September for talks with his Pakistani counterpart.

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