External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday emphasised that Pakistan should quit providing space for cross border terrorism against India. Talking at a joint press conference after the second Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry, both nations communicated their dedication towards fortifying relationship on the issues of counter terrorism, ‘The Times of India’ has reported.
Swaraj said that there would be no dialogue with Pakistan unless they take the necessary steps to bring Pathankot terror attack perpetrators to justice.
“US Secretary of State John Kerry and I had similar views on the issue of global terrorism. No nation should adopt double standards on terrorism such as differentiating between good terrorists and bad terrorists,” she said.
“Secretary Kerry and I also agreed that Pakistan should act soon to bring to justice the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai and 2016 Pathankot attacks in India,” she said
At the presser, it was also announced that India and US will resume their stalled trilateral meeting with Afghanistan next month, ‘Indian Express’ has reported.