PARIS: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has termed the short and informal chat with Indian PM Narendra Modi at Paris Climate summit as positive and said talks were held in pleasant atmosphere.
Talking to media persons after his informal meeting with Indian counterpart on Monday, Nawaz Sharif asserted that if we really keep positive sentiments for one another, we must take practical steps towards their fulfillment.
He said both the countries must take matters forward in a positive fashion to make progress and improve both internal and external matters. We should adopt the path of dialogue for resolution of issues, he added.
Some sources said that meeting between the PMs of two neighbouring countries could help in resolving matters including border-related tensions and the unfriendly climate for Pakistani artists, cricketers and writers in India.
It should be mentioned that Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi were among other world leaders who had gathered at the venue where the world climate summit was to be opened. When the two faced each other, the latter came to former of his own accord, shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
During the meeting, PM Modi expressed the desire for cordial ties with Pakistan. “We wish to improve the situation in connection with Pakistan,” Narendra Modi said.
PM Nawaz Sharif reciprocated PM Modi’s welcome gesture with these words: “Pakistan desires peaceful co-existence with neighbours.”
The Pakistan premier said Pakistan attaches highest significance to its principled stance. “Pakistan desires better bilateral relations with India,” he added.
Nawaz Sharif said: “We want peace without any compromise on the dignity and honour of Pakistan.”
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already given his nod to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a Pakistan-India cricket series at a neutral venue in Sri Lanka. However, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) awaits its government’s approval for the bilateral series.