Islamabad, May 28 ANI | 3 months ago

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Sartaj Aziz, on Wednesday said that the issue of terrorism figured in the meeting between Sharif and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and added that Pakistan has suffered enormously from it.


"The issue of terrorism also came up for discussion. Prime Minister informed his Indian counterpart that terrorism was a mutual concern and Pakistan had suffered enormously from this menace. The people and government of Pakistan are serious and committed to fighting terrorism in their own national interest," said Aziz.

He also said that the incidents of Samjhouta Express and Mumbai terror attacks also figured in the talks between the two Prime Ministers.

"The Prime Minister recalled the Lahore Declaration and expressed his desire to pick up the threads from where it had to be left on in October 1999. As you are aware, the Lahore Declaration of February 1999 calls for both the governments to intensify their efforts to resolve all issues including the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. It also calls on the two governments to refrain from intervention and interfering in each other's internal affairs. The Declaration provides a comprehensive framework to carry forward the relationship by addressing each other's concerns and working on the common agenda," Aziz added.

He also said that the two prime Ministers could also meet in September on the sidelines of the United Nations

(Posted on 28-05-2014)


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