London: Never to shy away from displaying his chummy relations with his Pakistani counterpart, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent flowers and wished a speedy recovery to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following his successful open-heart surgery in a hospital in London, tweeted the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was also quick to send a letter and convey his regards to the Pakistani head of state, MOFA’s tweeter feed acknowledged.
In fact, as confirmed in a tweet by the spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup, PM Nawaz had phoned Modi before going into surgery to thank him for wishing him good health.
Other leaders from across the globe also sent their best wishes to the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as he went for surgery on Tuesday.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had also phoned PM Nawazto wish him well before the surgery.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also tweeted a message of support to his regional counterpart two days before the operation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson also shared British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s best wishes for the PM.
Messages of support to Nawaz were also sent by the Russian head of state Vladimir Putin and the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.
News of the successful completion of her father’s surgery was announced by Maryam Nawaz Sharif on her twitter on the same day of the operation.