Mar 30, 2019
India, US urge Pakistan to take action against terrorism
India and United States have jointly urged Pakistan to take meaningful, irreversible and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from its soil.
Indian and US officials met in Washington on Friday for the sixteenth meeting of the US-India Counter-terrorism Joint Working Group and the second session of the US-India Designations Dialogue.
The Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group exchanged views on threats posed by international terrorist organisations as well as ongoing concerns over cross-border terrorism in the South Asia region.
A statement released by US state department said that both sides underlined the urgent need for Pakistan to take meaningful, irreversible, and verifiable action against terrorists and terrorist groups.
There was discussion of strengthening cooperation on information sharing and other steps to disrupt the ability of terrorists to travel, consistent with the important provisions and obligations outlined in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2396.
According to the statement, the United States also welcomed India’s participation in international efforts to counter terrorism finance, and the two sides also shared information about their priorities and procedures for pursuing sanctions designations against terrorist groups and individuals.
State Department Coordinator for Counter terrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales and Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary Mahaveer Singhvi led respective inter-Agency/inter-Departmental delegations discussed counterterrorism cooperation between the two countries, resolving to continue close coordination on this important element of the bilateral relationship.