PM, Karzai demand disallowing of sanctuaries to terror
Against the backdrop of Mumbai attacks, Afghanistan today joined India in demanding that no country should allow terrorism to emanate from its territories, in an apparent reference to Pakistan.delhi Updated: Jan 12, 2009 17:34 IST
Against the backdrop of Mumbai attacks, Afghanistan on Monday joined India in demanding that no country should allow terrorism to emanate from its territories, in an apparent reference to Pakistan.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who discussed the Mumbai attacks in New Delhi, said the incident shows that terrorism poses a threat to the entire humanity and all countries should fulfil their bilateral and multilateral obligations to prevent the scourge.
"The leaders called for full compliance with bilateral, multilateral and international obligations of states to prevent terrorism in any manner originating from territories under their control since terrorism emanates from the sanctuaries and training camps and the sustenance and support received by the terrorist groups," a joint statement issued after the talks said.
Though the statement did not name Pakistan, the reference was obviously to it as both India and Afghanistan are affected by terrorism emanating from the common neighbour's soil. Both India and Afghanistan have been complaining about terrorism in their countries getting sanctuary and support in Pakistan.
During the talks, the Indian side shared with Karzai details of probe into Mumbai attacks which clearly point to Pakistani linkages.
Karzai, who undertook the two-day visit here to show solidarity with India in the wake of Mumbai attacks, discussed with Singh ways to forge greater cooperation to defeat terrorism.