Negroponte praises Pak efforts for easing tension with India

December 11th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad , Dec. 11 (ANI): US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte called on Pakistan s President Asif Ali Zardari here today. During meeting John Negroponte praises the efforts being made by Pakistan government towards easing the tension with India .Matters relating to the tensions between Pakistan and India after Mumbai attacks, ensuing Indian allegations against Pakistan and Pakistan s reaction to the same were discussed in detail besides overall situation of the region including war on terror. They also discussed UN Security Councils sanctions on three Pakistan nationals and the ongoing crack down against militants, , The News quoted sources as saying. John Negroponte appreciated the steps taken recently by Pakistan government against militants, saying this will help ease the tension between Pakistan and India .
He hoped that Pakistan would carry on war against terror with unwavering commitment. Zardari on the occasion reiterated that India has so far failed to provide any concrete evidence in connection with Pakistan s involvement in the Mumbai attacks. He said Pakistan is ready to cooperate with India for investigation into the Mumbai carnage. Zardari said, Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism and making all out efforts to root out this menace.
He said Pakistan soil is not being used for carrying out terror acts against any other country(ANI).

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