India’s concerns on terror, infiltrations conveyed to Zardari

September 30th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghParis, Sep 30 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has been conveyed India’s concerns about the “origin” of the July 7 attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul, on cross-border infiltration and the spike in cease-fire violations, Prime Minister Manmohan SIngh has said.In an interview with French daily Le Figaro, Manmohan Singh said his meeting with Zardari in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly was “very good”.

“We have our concerns, particularly, as regards the origin of the attack against our embassy in Kabul in July. There is an upsurge in infiltrations from Pakistan and an increase in cease-fire violations. I informed President Zardari about these concerns of ours,” said SIngh.

“He answered that he has been president only for the last two weeks,” he said.

The daily posed the question: “After your meeting in New York, are you reassured as far as the determination of the new Pakistani leaders to fight terrorism goes?”

The prime minister answered: “I had a very good meeting with President Zardari. He had all the right words to say. Only time will say whether Pakistan is in a position to go in the right direction. We have our concerns, particularly, as regards the origin of the attack against our embassy in Kabul in July. There is an upsurge in infiltrations from Pakistan and an increase in cease-fire violations. I informed President Zardari about these concerns of ours. He answered that he has been President only for the last two weeks.”

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