Vikas Swarup says India hopes Pakistan will deliver on assurances made to curb terrorism
India said on Friday it hopes the promises made by Pakistan in US will be delivered soon.
“We have also read assurances on terrorism by Pakistan. I hope they deliver,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, according to the Times of India.
“Terrorism naturally comes to mind when talking about Pakistan. The US-Pakistan joint statement devotes much space to it,” he added.
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Further, Swarup said the ministry was open to NSA talks as decided in Russian city of Ufa. “We remain open to NSA-level talks as decided in Ufa,” the MEA spokesperson said.
“Pakistan chooses to use terrorism as an instrument of state policy. India has always desired resolution of all issues bilaterally,” he added.
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The statement comes a day after US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif issued a joint call for the Taliban to return to peace negotiations with the Afghan government.
Obama and PM Nawaz “called on Taliban leaders to enter into direct talks with Kabul and work toward a sustainable peace settlement,” according to a joint statement, following a meeting at the White House.
The article first appeared on The Times of India