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Pakistan should address issue of terror seriously: Nirupama Rao

Ahead of foreign ministers meeting in New York, India's foreign secretary today said Pakistan should address in "full seriousness" concerns on terrorism directed from its soil and take satisfactory steps to end the menace.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2009 18:37 IST

Ahead of foreign ministers meeting in New York, India on Saturday said Pakistan should address in "full seriousness" concerns on terrorism directed from its soil and take satisfactory steps to end the menace.

It also said Pakistan should address squarely the issue of violence from its soil.

"Our expectations are that Pakistan should concentratedly focus sincerely and meaningfully to address our concerns on terrorism directed against us from there.

"This has been conveyed by the government and it is our expectation that Pakistan will address these concerns in full seriousness so that the outcome is to our satisfaction," Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao told reporters in New Delhi.

She was replying to a question about Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Quershi's statement that he was not expecting any breakthrough from his meeting with External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on the sidelines of UNGA in New York.

Rao said dates were being finalised for meetings between two Foreign ministers and between her and Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir before that.