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Solana discusses anti-terror efforts with FMs of India, Pakistan

Source: Xinhua | 12-02-2008 08:47

Special Report:   Terror attacks in Mumbai

BRUSSELS, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, on Monday held phone conversations with foreign ministers of India and Pakistan to discuss with them the fight against terrorism in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks last week.

In his conversation with Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Solana reiterated his condolences to the Indian government and underlined the EU's readiness to cooperate with India to combat terrorism and stressed the importance of stability in South Asia for global security, according to a press release issued by the EU Council.

In his call to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Solana encouraged the Pakistani government to pursue the fight against extremism and terrorism and to support the Indian authorities in the investigation on the terrorist attacks, said the press release.

At least 195 people were killed and 295 more injured in a string of terror attacks starting last Wednesday in India's commercial hub of Mumbai.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei