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Sunday May 26 2019
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PM Imran calls Modi to congratulate him on his party's electoral victory

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his party's electoral victory in Lok Sabha elections,  Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a tweet today.

He said Prime Minister expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples adding that the premier reiterated his vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia.

The premier in a tweet, earlier, congratulated Modi and said he looked forward to working for "peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia".

Modi responded in a Twitter message thanking his arch-rival for his "good wishes" and saying he wanted peace in the region.

The messages came just hours after Pakistan said it tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads. India tested its latest supersonic cruise missile on Wednesday.

Analysts say Modi´s victory could improve relations between the arch foes.

"The expectation in Pakistan is that there will be an incremental improvement in Pakistan-India relations as Modi's attitude would be more relaxed," retired Pakistani general Talat Masood told AFP.

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