(CNN) -- Three U.N. ambassadors on the front lines of the fight against radical Islamist terrorism presented a united front Thursday against extremism in an unprecedented joint public appearance on a major television news program.
The ambassadors of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that all three countries have the same goal -- to defeat terrorism.
"We all come from the same crucible, the same history, the same background," said Abdullah Hussain Haroon, the Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations. "There may be minor differences; of course there is amongst people. But I think all three of us are well-intentioned."