ISLAMABAD: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that his new foreign secretary will soon visit all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries and would also like to visit Pakistan.

According to the Prime Minister House, Modi called PM Nawaz to discuss regional issues. The conversation between the two leaders lasted for 10 minutes.

PM Nawaz, recalling his meeting with Modi in May last year, welcomed the foreign secretary to Pakistan.

The phone call from the Indian premier came after a telephonic conversation between US President Barack Obama and PM Nawaz. Obama had informed the premier about his recent visit to India and inquired about the ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb.

It’s pertinent to mention that PM Nawaz – during his talk with Obama – expressed Pakistan’s desire of becoming a member of the Nuclear Supplier Group. PM also said that India does not deserve a permanent seat in UN Security Council.