Kamala Harris ‘Suo Motu’ Refers To Pakistan’s Role In Terrorism During Meeting With PM Modi
Washington: US Vice-President Kamala Harris in her maiden meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “suo motu” referred to the role of Pakistan in terrorism, saying that the terror groups were working there. She asked Islamabad to initiate action so that it doesn’t impact US and India’s security.
“When the issue of terrorism came up, the Vice President suo motu referred Pakistan’s role in that regard (of terrorism),” Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Shringla said that according to Harris, there were terror groups that were working in Pakistan.
“She asked Pakistan to take action so that this will not impact on US security and that of India. She agreed with the Prime Minister’s briefing on the fact of cross border terrorism, and the fact that India has been a victim of terrorism for several decades now and on the need to rein in, and closely monitor Pakistan’s support for such terrorist groups,” the foreign secretary said.
According to Harris, it is incumbent on the two nations to protect democracies in the best interests of people of the two countries.
“As democracies around the world are under threat, it is imperative that we defend democratic principles and institutions within our respective countries and around the world. And that we maintain what we must do to strengthen democracies at home and it is incumbent on our nations to of course protect democracies in the best interests of people of our countries,” Harris said.