India-Japan joint statement calls for a zero tolerance approach to terrorism


New Delhi: After jointly inaugurating India’s first bullet train, India and Japan today called for a “zero-tolerance approach” to terrorism and committed to cooperate in the fight against terror groups like Al Qaeda, ISIS and also including the Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), calling upon Islamabad to act against those behind 2008 Mumbai terror attack and Pathankot.

In what appeared to be a reference to Pakistan, the two Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe, in their joint statement, called upon all countries to work towards rooting out terrorist safe havens and infrastructure, disrupting terrorist networks and financing channels and halting cross-border movement of terrorists.

Modi and Abe condemned in the “strongest terms” the growing menace of terrorism and violent extremism, their statement added.

Modi and Abe called upon all UN member countries to implement UNSC resolution 1267 and other relevant resolutions dealing with the designation of terrorist entities, the statement said.

Earlier this month, for the first time, BRICS countries slammed Pakistan without naming it, as they “deplored” terror attacks in member countries and the “violence caused” by Pakistan-based terror outfits.

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