US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday in the national capital.
While issuing a joint press statement, Sushma Swaraj said Pakistan needs to act on safe heavens and supporters of terrorism as recent attacks in Afghanistan are proof of the same.
She said President Trump’s policy on terrorism can only thrive when Pakistan takes action on terror groups.
Swaraj said she also discussed the important contribution of Indians working in the USA on H1B visa.
We also discussed the important contribution of Indians working in the USA on H1B visa: EAM Swaraj after meeting with Rex Tillerson— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2017
Tillerson said India and US are natural allies and both nations stand shoulder to shoulder against terror.
India and USA are natural allies. Stand shoulder to shoulder against terror: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pic.twitter.com/dFJkxrR1VK— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2017
He said safe havens of terrorists will not be tolerated.
Terrorist safe havens will not be tolerated: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2017
“India is crucial to USA-Afghanistan strategy, back India as a leader in the region,” Tillerson said.