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On External Affairs Minister's conversation with Foreign Minister of Pakistan

New Delhi
November 28, 2008

The External Affairs Minister spoke this evening to the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi to convey the hope that the Government of Pakistan will take immediate action with regard to the terrorist attacks on Mumbai. He conveyed that while the Government of Pakistan has said that it wants a leap forward in our bilateral relations, outrages like the attack on our Embassy in Kabul and now the attack on Mumbai are intended to make this impossible. The groups responsible and their supporters are, therefore, also acting against the direct interests of the Government of Pakistan. We expect Pakistan to honour its solemn commitments not to permit the use of its territory for terrorism against India.