ISLAMABAD: Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has congratulated Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on his election as Prime Minister of Pakistan and hoped for progress in the bilateral dialogue process on all issues.
In his message to Prime Minister Ashraf, Dr Manmohan Singh said, “I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to you on your appointment as Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”
The Indian prime minister further said in the message, “On behalf of the people and also on my own behalf, I convey to you our best wishes for success in your new assignment as well as for the peace, prosperity and well-being of the people of Pakistan under your leadership.
“I am confident, Excellency, that during your term as prime minister, our two countries will continue to make progress in their bilateral dialogue on all issues and build good neighbourly relations by strengthening their cooperation in all areas for the benefit of the people of both countries,” said the Indian prime minister. Manmohan said he was looking forward to work closely with the PM of Pakistan.