NEW DELHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Pakistan.

The duo met in New Delhi on Friday evening. India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said on Twitter, “At his request, Pakistan MP and chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Imran Khan , called on PM Modi on Friday.”

“They welcomed recent developments in bilateral relations and expressed hope that these would lead to closer cooperative ties between the two countries,” Swarup added. Further, the spokesperson said, “Imran Khan invited Modi to visit Pakistan.”

Earlier, PTI’s central information secretary Shireen Mazari said on Twitter, “Chairman Khan is in New Delhi on the invitation of India Today. It is believed a meeting may also take place with Indian PM on latter’s invitation.”

Mazari later added, “Chairman Imran Khan will be meeting Indian PM before he speaks at the India Today conference.”

The PTI chairman left for New Delhi earlier today on a two-day visit to attend a conference on Indo-Pak relations. The event is being hosted by India Today.