Ahmedabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday telephoned Narendra Modi and congratulated him on BJP`s "impressive" victory in the just concluded general elections in India.
During his conversation, Sharif invited Modi to visit Pakistan.
"Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif spoke to Narendra Modi this afternoon and offered his congratulations and good wishes on the Bhartaya Janata Party`s impressive victory in the just concluded general elections in India," an official release from the Pakistan government said.
Sharif said he `closely` followed the Lok Sabha elections in India.
On his part, Modi said during the campaign he emphasised the need for India and Pakistan to fight against poverty.