Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug. 31 : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday hailed the efforts by the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to eliminate terrorist activities which are being emanated from Pakistan.
NCP leader Majeed Memon told ANI that it was good for India that U.S. has openly acknowledged truth with regards to complexity of Pakistan in the act of terror. "Kerry's statement supportive of our External Affairs Ministers and pledging support to fight terrorism and expose Pakistan, which is entertaining, promoting, harbouring terror activities and therefore I think it is a good move that by joint conference, both this great countries namely the U.S.
and India together has spoken in one voice to eliminate terrorism which is emanating from Pakistan," he added.
India and the United States has agreed to tackle challenges of terrorism and to strengthen the bilateral intelligence sharing mechanism.
Addressing a joint press conference with Kerry after the conclusion of the U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday said nations must not act as sanctuaries and safe havens for terrorist organisations.
Swaraj said she and Kerry agreed that Pakistan needs to book perpetrators of 2008 Mumbai terror attack and 2016 Pathankot airbase attack.
She also thanked Secretary Kerry for United States's constant support for India's membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
Kerry said there cannot be distinction between good and bad terrorists as terror is terror no matter where it emanates from or who carries it out.
Saying that Pakistan must act against terrorists in its territory, he said, U.S. will continue to support all efforts to bring the perpetrators of 2008 Mumbai and 2016 Pathankot attacks to justice.