Rejecting Pakistani media speculation about the outcome of his meeting with Narendra Modi, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed his satisfaction over the talks with the new Indian Prime Minister and said he was looking forward to working with him in "harmony on all unsettled matters."
"I look forward to working with you in harmony on all unsettled matters for the benefit of both nations. Hope that our endeavours will lay the foundation of a much brighter future," Sharif said in a letter written to the Indian prime minister which was delivered at the Indian PMO by the Pakistan High Commission over the weekend.
Sharif was among the leaders of all Saarc countries as well as that of Mauritius who had attended Modi's swearing-in ceremony on May 26. This was followed by bilateral talks between the two Prime Ministers the next day.
Sections of the media in Pakistan had carried reports quoting unidentified leaders of Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (N) party claiming Sharif was "not too happy'' with the way India handled his visit to New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
But Sharif's letter sought to set aside such reports . "I must say that I have returned much satisfied with our meaningful exchange of thoughts on matters of bilateral and regional interest," said the letter.
"It is the millions living in poverty in both countries who deserve our foremost attention. I firmly believe that in our concerted efforts lies the welfare and prosperity of our two nations,'' the Pakistani prime minister added.