Committed to build on Ufa positivity, says Pak envoy

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Asserting that the issues between New Delhi and Islamabad should be solved through bilateral talks, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday said he hoped both countries move from ‘confrontation to cooperation’ in the coming days.

“We wish that both countries live together and aid in each other’s development. I want to assure you that Pakistan under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif wants good relations with India. We want that the issues between our two nations, especially the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, should be solved by bilateral talks,” Basit said during the ‘Eid Milan’ programme at the Pakistani embassy here.

“We hope that in coming months we will hold talks so that we can move from confrontation to cooperation. We pray that this becomes a reality..We hope that our people come close to each other,” he added.

Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Bukhari and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ilyas Azmi were among those who showed up at today’s event. (ANI)

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