Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has written to his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar to congratulate him for his new role under the Narendra Modi-led Government and also urging for dialogue between the two nations.
The ties between two neighbours have been badly hit since the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14th of February and its subsequent dogfight between the two sides a few days later.
The attack’s responsibility was claimed by Pakistan based and UN designated terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad.
The request came a day after India’s Ministry of External Affairs dismissing reports of any meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of Shanghai cooperation organisation (SCO) next week in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Also, the letter from Pakistan Foreign Minister came in the backdrop of visit of Pakistani Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood to India on Eid, during which he offered Namaz at Delhi’s historic Jama Masjid.
MEA has clarified that his visit was a personal visit and there was no meeting scheduled between Pak Foreign Secretary and his Indian counterpart.