Subramanyam Jaishankar meets PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said that it was important to establish good neighbourly and cooperative relations between India and Pakistan which was consistent with his vision of a peaceful neighbourhood in South Asia.
Sharif was talking to Indian Foreign Secretary Subramanyam Jaishankar, who called on him here at the Prime Minister House. He expressed the confidence that today’s talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries would result in charting the way forward in their bilateral relations.
The prime minister said both the countries needed to start a new chapter in their relationship by working towards resolving their all outstanding issues through dialogue, according to a press release issued by the PM Office here.
He said it was imperative that the leadership of the two countries rose up to the expectations of the two peoples. “We must think together, act together and move forward with the spirit of bringing the two nations closer to each other. The two countries should lend a hand of cooperation to each other to improve the standard of living of 1.5 billion people.”
The prime minister said the South Asian region had suffered enormously due to tensions and unresolved disputes, despite being blessed with enormous resources. “Our people deserve to live in peace and reap the benefits of economic development,” he said.