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'PM Modi invited Imran Khan for talks', says Pakistan Foreign Minister

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Islamabad, Aug 20: Newly appointed Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a written letter had invited Imran Khan for talks between the two nations. He said that India and Pakistan have to move forward keeping realities before them.

However, New Delhi confirmed that The congratulatory letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan did not propose for dialogue between two countries. India confirmed 'Letter only sent to congratulate on being the Prime Minister'.

As per Geo News,"India and Pakistan have to move forward keeping realities before them,"Pakistan Foreign Minister SM Qureshi asserted, adding that Indian PM Narendra Modi has written a letter to PM Imran Khan in which he indicated the beginning of talks between the two countries

PM Modi invited Imran Khan for talks, says Pakistan Foreign Minister

It further reported,''These issues are complicated and we may face hurdles in resolving them, but we must engage. We will have to admit that we are facing problems, we must admit that Kashmir is a reality. The Islamabad declaration is a part of our history,'' said Pak Foreign Minister SM Qureshi.

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Qureshi was speaking at the Pakistan Foreign Office after taking oath as the Cabinet minister. Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's 22nd prime minister on Saturday and announced his Cabinet.

It can be recalled that Imran Khan had earlier said in his first address to the nation after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party last month emerged as the single largest party that he was ready to take two steps forward if India took one.

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