Since we are meeting in this format for the first time in 2019, I wish you all a very happy, productive and prosperous new year.
Relations cannot be improved if the two countries keep the Kashmir issue alive. India should recognise Kashmir is the core issue. As such, it will be good if Khan puts special emphasis on improving ties with India by focusing on it, given that much blood has been shed over the past 30 years.
We have to acknowledge that relationship between neighbours is of unique nature and that mutual trust, understanding and respect for each other’s sensitivities and concerns contribute to strengthen the foundation of such relationship.