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Peace Talks between Pakistan, India must continue: US

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WASHINGTON: The United States encouraged by the recent peace talks between Pakistan-India and urged its continuity.

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During daily briefing, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby, said, ” The United States wants Pakistan and India to continue efforts for the dialogue process, along with findings ways to cooperate against the common threat of terrorism”.

“Conversation between both Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi was a welcome sign , in which both condemned terrorist attack on the pathankot air base and expressed their commitment to fight terrorism”, spokesperson added.

Referring pathankot attack, John Kibry said, “It should come as a shock to no one that terrorist groups will try to undermine such efforts by condcuting spectacular attacks, to sow fear and doubt in the minds of national leaders working towards a level of cooperation that can have a real practical effect”.

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After Pathankot attack, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said “Talks between India and Pakistan foreign secretaries have been rescheduled with the mutual consent of both countries.

Further explaining what he has announced, Vikas Swarup said that decision to defer the talks has been taken together by both countries. It was not only India’s decision.

“The foreign secretary spoke to his Pakistani counterpart and they agreed to reschedule talks in the near future.”

Commenting on Pathankot’s probe, spokeperson said, “We look forward to the visit of the Paksitani Special Investigation Team (SIT). We will extend it our full cooperation.”

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