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Jamali hopes Vajpayee's visit would pave way for dialogue

Prime Minister Jamali told Indian High Commissioner Shiv Shanker Menon that he was looking forward to Vajpayee's visit.

world Updated: Jan 03, 2004 15:26 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali has hoped that the visit of his Indian counterpart Atal Bihari Vajpayee to the country for the SAARC summit beginning in Islamabad on Friday would pave the way for a comprehensive dialogue between the two countries.

Conveying this to Indian High Commissioner Shiv Shanker Menon, who called on him on Saturday at his residence, Jamali said he was looking forward to Vajpayee's visit to Pakistan.

According to official APP newsagency, Jamali expressed the hope that Vajpayee's visit would lead to further improvement in Indo-Pak relations besides paving the way for comprehensive dialogue between the two countries.

Menon conveyed the greetings of Vajpayee, who flies in Islamabad on Saturday, to the people and government of Pakistan.

First Published: Jan 03, 2004 15:26 IST