Spirit of goodwill generated by Narendra Modi's visit to Lahore will prevail: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the spirit of good will generated by Narendra Modi's visit to Lahore would prevail.

Updated: Dec 31, 2015, 08:53 AM IST
Spirit of goodwill generated by Narendra Modi's visit to Lahore will prevail: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif

Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the spirit of good will generated by Narendra Modi's visit to Lahore would prevail.

He added, as per CNN IBN, that relations between India and Pakistan would improve in the near future. 

PM Modi stunned many when he landed in Lahore on December 25 while coming back to Delhi from Kabul to wish Sharif on his 66th birthday.

Modi's visit, though short, was full of bonhomie between the two PMs.

PM Modi's 150-minute visit to Lahore made headlines across the world.

He held talks with his Pakistani counterpart during which they decided to open ways for peace for the 'larger good' of the people of the two countries.

Modi spent spent about 80 minutes at Sharif's palatial residence of Jati Umra Raiwind during which the PM greeted his family members at the marriage function of Pakistani PM's grand-daughter Mehrun Nisa (who is daughter of Mariam Nawaz Sharif).

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and other Indian officials were also present.

India's External Affairs Ministry Spokesman said that the visit and the talks were aimed at infusing a 'positive spirit' in the neighborhood.

And Pakistan described Modi's stopover as a 'goodwill visit' and said the two leaders discussed about the comprehensive dialogue which the two countries have recently decided to start.

"The two leaders decided to take forward the dialogue process. It was agreed that foreign secretaries will meet in Islamabad next month," Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chowdhury.

Chowdhury said the two premiers agreed to 'open ways for peace and better atmosphere', while understanding each other's concerns.

After coming back from Pakistan Modi had tweeted: 

(With Agency inputs)