Both governments have a strong mandate and this could help in "turning a new page in our relations", the Pakistan Prime Minister had said. Sharif's visit is seen as significant by political observers here given that hardline elements in Pakistan have expressed their unhappiness over his responding to the invitation positively.
Sources said it is expected that the Pakistan leader will also extend a formal invitation to Modi for a visit. Sharif will leave for Pakistan later in the day. (Source: AP)