Modi speaks to Sharif, Hasina, Ghani ahead of Ramadan

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by telephone to Pakistan and Bangladesh premiers, Nawaz Sharif and Sheikh Hasina, and Afghan President Ashran Ghani and conveyed to them good wishes for the holy month of Ramadan, an official statement here said on Tuesday.

“He (the prime minister) conveyed the good wishes for the holy month of Ramadan to them and their people. He expressed hope for peace, tranquility and harmony in their countries and in the region during this month of piety and prayers,” a Prime Minister’s Office release said.

In his conversation with Sharif, Modi reiterated his message of “peaceful, friendly and cooperative” relations between the two countries.

Talking to Hasina, Modi said his visit to Bangladesh this month “has set the stage for a new era in bilateral cooperation and regional partnership between the two countries”.

He thanked her for his “successful visit” and “the extraordinary hospitality, friendship and goodwill” that he received from the people and government of Bangladesh.

Modi assured President Ghani of India’s steadfast commitment to support Afghanistan in its efforts to build a peaceful, stable, secure and prosperous nation.


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