Mumbai: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country wants relations with India but the “ideology of RSS has come in the way”.
He said this after being asked by an Indian journalist if “terror and talks can go hand in hand”
“We can tell India that we [Pakistan] have been waiting for a long time to coexist as civilised neighbours…but what to do? the ideology of RSS has come in between,” said Khan, while evading a question on whether Pakistan has no control over the Taliban anymore.
#WATCH Pakistan PM Imran Khan answers ANI question, 'can talks and terror go hand in hand?'. Later he evades the question on whether Pakistan is controlling the Taliban.
Khan is participating in the Central-South Asia conference, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan pic.twitter.com/TYvDO8qTxk
— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2021
Khan was in Tashkent for the Central-South Asia Summit to discuss “challenges and opportunities in Uzbekistan”.
Around 250 participants and 40 delegates from different countries are expected to participate in the two-day conference. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is also in Tashkent for the high-level meeting.