WASHINGTON: US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer has said that Pakistan has a cancer of terrorism, a fact increasingly being recognised by Islamabad, and asserted that a stable partner on its border is in India’s interest.
“He (the US President) said very frankly that Pakistan recognizes that it has a problem. He also said that Pakistan has a cancer of terrorism. They’re recognizing it more and trying to address it,” Roemer told MSNBC in an interview.
“The more important strategic point and regional point is that India, in order to grow its economy, at 8, 9, 10 per cent, needs a more stable partner on its border,” he said.
“Let’s be very clear about this. First of all, I think the US and India share a strategic and common interest in Afghanistan. Both countries want peace, prosperity and an independent Afghanistan,” he said in response to a question.