Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that India seeks normal and cooperative relations with his country, but for that an 'environment of trust, free of terror, violence and hostility' needs to be created.
Narendra Modi wrote this to Imran Khan in response to his congratulatory message earlier this month on his becoming the Prime Minister again.
The External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, also conveyed similar views to his counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in response to his congratulatory message.
'As per the established diplomatic practice, the Prime Minister and the External Affairs Ministry have responded to the congratulatory messages received from their counterparts in Pakistan,' a Ministry spokesperson said.
'In their messages, they have highlighted that India seeks normal and cooperative relations with neighbours, including Pakistan,' he added.