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Kerry says Pakistan made progress but needs to do more

14 September 2016
Kerry says Pakistan made progress but needs to do more

Kerry, whose official engagements here ended with a call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi this afternoon, was scheduled to leave at 5.30 pm.

Kerry also said that the U.S., India and Afghanistan would hold a trilateral meeting in the UN General Assembly session in September in which Indian investments in major Afghan infrastructure projects would be discussed. "It's clear that Pakistan has work to do in order to push harder against its indigenous groups that are engaged in militancy". There is a concept of good terrorist and bad terrorist.

"We have taken some steps to strengthen our co-operation in the area of counter-terrorism as envisaged in the joint declaration issued during the last meeting of this mechanism".

"That is true of everybody".

He said beauty of India and the U.S. was the history of making the impossible a reality.

The Secretary of State spoke about terrorism and said single state unable to fight against terrorists and extremists, it important to strike at the root cause of extremism and tackle the challenges together."He added bad governance should be eradicated and everyone should be contributed towards a peaceful world".

Swaraj said the two sides had agreed on the "urgent necessity for Pakistan to disable safe havens and terrorist networks" and "on the need to Pakistan to do more to bring the perpetrators of (the two attacks) to justice quickly". It is well known that the Haqqani network and others operated out of the western part of the country.

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"Some countries were concerned if we let India in, what would the standards be for other non-NPT members to be admitted?"

Today's Dialogue comes in the backdrop of unrest in Kashmir with India alleging Pakistan's involvement in it.

He further said that United States Secretary of State John Kerry's statements as well as the words of the Pentagon were not in conflict with each other.

"Talks and terrorism can not go together", she reiterated.

Kerry had earlier met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval during which issue of Pak-sponsored terrorism was discussed.

"To build on our shared leadership in combating climate change, the U.S. is going to do more to help India upgrade its power grid and work with our private sector in order to help provide financing for innovative renewable energy projects and clean energy entrepreneurs. Mr Kerry was very glad to be able to be in New Delhi and have these discussions and we look forward to continuing that deep relationship is going forward", Mr Kirby said.