nawaz and modi

PESHAWAR, May 27: The new Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, has accepted an invitation by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Pakistan.

“All SAARC leaders invited the [Indian] PM to visit. He accepted. The dates have to be worked out,” Indian media quoted an official as saying.

Sharif was in India on a visit to attend the oath-taking ceremony of India’s new Prime Minister Modi, with whom he had a “warm and cordial” bilateral meeting, he said.

“We agreed that our meeting in New Delhi should be a historic opportunity for both our countries,” he told reporters.

“This provides us the opportunity of meeting the hopes and aspirations of our peoples that we will succeed in turning a new page in our relations.”