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Antony's statement will help improve ties, says Pakistan

December 17, 2008 03:47 IST

Pakistan welcomed India's assurance  on Tuesday that it will not carry out any military action against its neighbour, saying such a statement will help improve the existing "climate" of relations between the two countries.

Terming it a "welcome statement," Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said Pakistan has already made it clear that war is not a solution to the current problem.

"We have already said that war is not a solution and if an Indian leader or minister says the same, it is certainly a welcome statement," Babar told the Times Now channel.

Indian Defence Minister A K Antony had said that New Delhi [Images] was not planning any military action against Pakistan, while stressing that the neighbouring country will have to take action against terrorists there for the relations to improve.

"The reiteration of the principle that war is no solution on either side surely will help in improving the present climate of relations," Babar said.

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