Returning with goodwill after a successful visit to India: Rehman Malik

New Delhi, Dec. 16 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday termed his three-day visit to India as a 'successful journey' and said that he is going back with ample of goodwill and optimism for the future.

Speaking to mediapersons at Indira Gandhi International Airport here prior to his departure for Islamabad, Malik said: "I thank to all the people, leaders and media of this country. I saw that everybody is willing for peace and affection."

It has been a successful visit. I think people would be benefited by the new visa agreements. Traders, locals and everybody would be benefited. We should have much better relations if we work out on it seriously," added Malik.

India's Minister of State for Home Affairs, R P N Singh along with other protocol officials was present at the airport to see off the visiting minister.

"I thank to honourable minister (Malik), I think this is a very big beginning. We also want peace and affection among people of both the countries," said R P N Singh.

Malik, who arrived India on a three-day visit at the invitation extended by Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday, met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj yesterday as well as invited them to Pakistan.

Earlier on Friday, soon after arrival in New Delhi, Malik and his Indian counterpart Sushilkumar Shinde, jointly operationalised the new visa agreement between India and Pakistan. (ANI)