NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday that signals coming from Pakistan’s Prime minister-designate Nawaz Sharif of were positive and therefore likely to improve relations between India and Pakistan.
His government wanted cordial ties with Pakistan, Singh told reporters in New Delhi on Friday, hoping that all outstanding issues between the two countries could be resolved in a peaceful manner,
Singh said his government stood by its pledge of resolving all issues involving Pakistan in a peaceful manner, adding that the same had also been expressed by Sharif.
The Indian premier said that when results of the May 11 elections were being announced, he had called Sharif to congratulate the latter over his party’s success in the polls.
The Indian prime minister further said he had invited the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief to visit India and that Sharif had also invited him to Pakistan.
“I have an invitation to visit Pakistan from its government,” Singh told reporters, adding that no final decision had yet been taken on the visit and neither had any dates been decided.
“However, we would surely want to have cordial ties with Pakistan in capacity of a neighbouring state,” Singh said.