PM responds to Imran, says peace must get ‘primacy’


New Delhi, May: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening responded positively to the ‘peace’ gestures from his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan and said he has always given “primacy” to peace and development in the region.
“Thank you PM Imran Khan. I warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes. I have always given primacy to peace and development in our region,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Mr Khan congratulated Mr Modi on the electoral victory of the BJP and its allies.
“Looking forward to work with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia,” Mr Imran Khan tweeted shortly after it became clear that the BJP and its NDA constituents were heading for a landslide victory and return to power.
In the run to the elections, there was lot of tension in Indo-Pak relations and the two neighbours appeared heading for war especially after Pulwama terror attack and Indian Air Force made unprecedented aerial strikes on Balakot. UNI

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