Tokyo, July 8: External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar on the sidelines of a conference on Afghanistan here, and reiterated the importance of taking action to bring perpetrators of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror strike to justice.
According to official sources, he emphasised that nomalisation of relations between India and Pakistan can only be achieved in an atmosphere free of terror, and added that there was a need for creation of the right atmosphere.
The activities of Jamaat-ud-Dawa founder Hafez Saeed, including his pouring of venom on India was pointed out by the minister, sources said.
Issues related to Sarabjit Singh and other prisoners were also raised during the bilateral meeting.
The sources further said that both foreign minister shared their assessment of the outcome of the foreign secretary level talks that took place earlier this week.
Foreign Minister Khar assured that the new Pakistan Government is committed to former Prime Minister Gilani’s goal of bridging relations with India.
Both leaders shared views on Krishna’s forthcoming visit to Pakistan.
The meeting lasted for 30 minutes and was held in a cordial atmosphere, the sources said. (ANI)