Terrorism core concern in relations with Pakistan: Krishna

Express May 17, 2010

TEHRAN: India's Foreign Minister SM Krishna said India wants cordial relations with Pakistan, however the issue of terrorism remains New Dehli's core concern.

He stated this while meeting Iranian Parliament's speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran. Krishna apprised Larijani about Manmohan Singh's meeting with Yousaf Raza Gilani in Bhutan.

During the 40-minute meeting, the two leaders discussed regional issues of common concern including the current situation in Afghanistan. Krishna informed Larijani about the two attacks on the Indian embassy in Kabul. Larijani noted that terrorism is a common challenge for Iran and India.

Krishna arrived in Iran for a four-day visit on Saturday during which he is also expected to discuss the $7 billion Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project.


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