WASHINGTON: United States has appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to confront terrorism and terrorist organizations on its soil.
Addressing a press briefing in Washington, the acting spokesman for US State Department Mark Toner urged Afghanistan and Pakistan for joint efforts to defeat the menace of terrorism.
Responding a question, Toner said, “We’ve been very clear, while we understand that Pakistan has made efforts to confront terrorism and terrorist organizations on its own soil, that there are still what we call safe havens that exist for terrorist groups to operate from and carry strikes out on Afghanistan. That’s a problem.”
“Again, it’s in Pakistan’s interest to work with – constructively with Afghanistan to address those security concerns,” he added.