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India and Japan hits out at Pakistan: Asks the Islamic country to tackle terrorism

New Delhi: In the 2+2 dialogue meeting between foreign and defence ministers of both the countries, both India and Japan asked Pakistan to tackle terrorism and to comply with international commitments.

The Indo-Japan joint statement said Pakistan must comply with its international commitments to tackle terrorism including steps prescribed by the global organization Financial Action Task Force (FATF), that monitors terror funding.

The statement said, “The ministers underlined the need for all countries to ensure that all territory under their control is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries in any manner.”

The statement added, “They noted in this context the threat posed to regional security by terrorist networks operating out of Pakistan and called upon it to take resolute and irreversible action against them and fully comply with international commitments including to FATF.”

While India was represented by Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar, the Japanese Foreign Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi and Defence Minister Taro Kono represented the other side.

The minister also noted that terrorism poses a major threat to peace and security in the region.

The Indo-Japane dialogue between Defence and Foreign Ministers of both the countries is an initiative taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe taken at the 13th India Japan summit last year.

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