Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s letter to Nawaz Sharif - Full Text

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wrote to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, in response to a letter by the latter earlier.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2014, 14:33 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wrote to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, in response to a letter by the latter earlier.

Here`s the full text of PM Modi`s letter:

Dear Mian Sahib,

I thank you for your letter of 2, June, 2014 and the positive sentiments that you have expressed about your visit to India last month.

I was particularly delighted and honoured by your participation in the ceremony for the swearing in of the new government. Your presence and that of other leaders from our region not only added a special sheen to the event, but also a celebration of the strength of democracy in our region and a reflection of our collective hopes and shared destinies.
I was also encouraged by our discussions on our bilateral relations and the convergence in our views, especially on the fact that a relationship between India and Pakistan defined by peace, friendship and cooperation would unleash enormous opportunities for our youth, secure a more prosperous future for our people and accelerate progress across our region. I look forward therefore to working closely with you and your Government in an atmosphere free from confrontation and violence in order to chart a new course in our bilateral relations.

I also take this opportunity to condemn in the strongest terms the terrorists attack in Karachi and convey my deepest condolences for the loss of innocent lives in this senseless and barbaric attack.
I thank you once again for the sari that you sent for my mother, a gesture that she has deeply appreciated.

With warm Regards,

Yours sincerely

(Narendra Modi)