New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif in no uncertain terms that terror attacks against India should stop so that the two countries can talk and their “voices” can be heard.
Stating this here today, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swarj said Modi had emphasised that any talks between the two countries to improve ties will be “effective and successful” only when terror activities against India end.
“The voice of talks gets lost in the sound of bomb blasts. That is why bomb blasts should stop so that we can talk and our voices can be heard. Talks will get subsumed by the din of bomb blasts. He (Modi) conveyed it to Sharif in these many words,” 62-year-old Swaraj told reporters after assuming charge as External Affairs Minister.
She was speaking on yesterday's meeting between Modi and Sharif here which was seen as a step forward in the endeavour to improve ties as the two sides decided that their Foreign Secretaries will be in touch to explore a way forward.