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WorldPakistan PM Khan speaks with India's Modi to congratulate him on election win

16:16  26 may  2019
16:16  26 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Pakistan PM Khan speaks with India's Modi to congratulate him on election win© Reuters/POOL Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a meeting with Chinese Premier Li in Beijing

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday spoke to Narendra Modi and congratulated the Indian leader on the runaway election victory of his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), both countries said on Sunday.

"Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and congratulated him on his party's electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections in India," Pakistan's foreign ministry said in a statement.

Pakistan PM Khan speaks with India's Modi to congratulate him on election win© Reuters/ADNAN ABIDI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after the election results in New Delhi

"The Prime Minister expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples."

Vote counting begins in India, Modi expected to hold power

Vote counting begins in India, Modi expected to hold power Indian election officials have begun counting votes that were cast in the country's mammoth general elections. The count began Thursday morning and was expected to conclude by the evening. Exit polls showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party remaining in power for another five years. His economic reforms haven't broadly succeeded but his popularity has endured.

Tensions between India and Pakistan, both nuclear-armed countries, flared in February with cross-border air strikes and a brief battle between fighter jets above Kashmir.

India's Ministry of External Affairs confirmed Khan had called Modi on Sunday, adding the two leaders had discussed fighting poverty together.

"He (Modi) stressed that creating trust and an environment free of violence and terrorism were essential for fostering cooperation for peace, progress and prosperity in our region," the ministry added in a statement.

(Reporting by Drazen Jorgic in Islamabad; Additional reporting by Alexandra Ulmer in Mumbai; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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