Islamabad, Dec 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sudden and surprise visit to Pakistan on December 25 was aimed at further developing the existing relationship between the two countries, said Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.
While speaking during a Senate session, Aziz said Indian PM's short trip to Lahore was not a state visit but an informal one which is a good development in terms of Pakistan-India relations.
"It is a good development as far as initiation of the dialogue process between the two countries was concerned but cautioned against unrealistic expectations. There would be progress on some issues soon while it would take time for progress on others," he was quoted as saying by Geo TV.
Aziz said except reaction from some quarters in India the visit of Prime Minister Modi had been welcomed by majority of the people in the two countries as well as the international community.
The Advisor dispelled the impression that the entourage of the Indian premier visited Lahore without any visa.
An 11 member delegation which accompanied Prime Minister Modi during his visit to Lahore was issued temporary visas and all immigration procedures were followed. Remaining 100 members of the entourage remained at the airport, he added.
He also clarified that no secret meeting was held between the two prime ministers in Kathmandu.