Pakistan will cooperate with India on counter-terror: Bashir

July 27th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Counter-terrorism was of interest not just to New Delhi but also Islamabad, Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said Wednesday while stressing that his country would “cooperate with India on all such issues”.

Bashir said at a joint press conference with Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao that it was “a matter of satisfaction” for both countries that their recent bilateral meetings on the issue of terrorism had been “good”.

“This (counter-terrorism) is a matter of interest not only to India, but also to Pakistan. It is certainly Pakistan’s intention to cooperate with India on all such issues,” he said when asked if the issue of terrorism was raised during the talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries Wednesday.

“It is a matter of satisfaction that we have had good meetings between the interior secretary of Pakistan and home secretary of India. Again in Thimphu, the interior minister of Pakistan and home minister of India met. The home minister of India also visited Islamabad last year,” he said.

The two foreign secretaries were addressing the media after talks between India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Pakistan’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

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