New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Agreeing that terrorism poses a continuing threat to peace and security, both India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed on the need to strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism, including among relevant departments, as well as agencies to bring those responsible for terror crimes to justice.
"The ministers agreed that terrorism poses a continuing threat to peace and security and reiterated the firm and undiluted commitment of the two countries to fight and eliminate this scourge in all its forms and manifestations. Both sides agreed on the need to strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism including among relevant departments as well as agencies to bring those responsible for terror crimes to justice," said a Joint Statement issued after the meeting between External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar.
"The ministers underlined the need for sustained effort by both countries to build a relationship of trust and mutually beneficial cooperation in conformity with the determination of the people of both countries to see an end to terrorism and violence and to realise their aspirations for peace and development," the joint statement added.
During the meeting, both Krishna and Khar reviewed the status of bilateral relations and expressed satisfaction on the holding of meetings on the issues of counter-terrorism (including progress on Mumbai trial) and narcotics control.
They also discusses humanitarian issues; commercial and economic cooperation; Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project; Sir Creek; Siachen; peace and security including confidence-building measures (CBMs). (ANI)