Pak Chancellor congratulates Jaishankar for taking over MEA

NEW DELHI: Pakistani chancellor Shah Mehmood Qureshi On Friday he wrote a letter to S Jaishankar congratulating him on his appointment as India's foreign minister.

Jaishankar took over the ministry last week. He was secretary of foreign affairs when Sushma Swaraj I was running the department during Narendra Modi First mandate of prime minister.

Qureshi's message appears in the context of the visit of the Pakistani foreign secretary, Sohail Mahmood, to New Delhi on the occasion of Eid. He visited the famous Jama Masjid.

Later, the MEA issued a clarification stating that it was a personal visit and that there was no scheduled meeting between Mahmood and the Indian officials.