External Affairs Minister of India S. After two plus two ministerial talks between Jaishankar, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Minister Lloyd Austin, a joint statement was demanded from Pakistan to take this step. Ministers of the two countries held the first two-plus-two ministerial talks on Monday after Joe Biden took over as US President. This joint statement of both the countries came a day after Shahbaz Sharif became the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
‘Restrictions will be imposed against terrorist organizations and people associated with them’
“The ministers called on Pakistan to take immediate, sustained and irreversible action to ensure that no area under its control is used for terrorist attacks,” the joint statement said. According to the statement, the ministers expressed their commitment to the imposition of sanctions against terrorist organizations and their affiliates, to combat violent extremism, to designate terrorists, to use the Internet for terrorist acts and to continue the exchange of information on cross-border terrorism. Of. The ministers also stressed the importance of maintaining international standards for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism from all countries, in line with the recommendations of the ‘Financial Action Task Force’ (FATF), the statement said.
India and the US strongly condemned the use of all forms of terrorism and cross-border terrorism and called for bringing the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and Pathankot attack to justice. After the talks, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters that he talked about the issue of tackling terrorism as well as how it is being used against India. Singh said that he also discussed the situation in the neighboring country. Singh said, “During the meeting, we also discussed our neighboring countries and we tried to ensure that our assessment is also shared. We also talked about the issue of tackling terrorism and how it is being used against India.
Closer partnership between India and America on combating terrorism
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India and the US have a close partnership on counter-terrorism and maritime security, which has made the world more secure. “We talked about developments in and around Afghanistan, the impact of which was felt far and wide,” he said. We also discussed the recent developments in the Indian subcontinent. India said it wants normal relations with Pakistan in an environment free from terror, hostility and violence. He said that it is the responsibility of Pakistan to create an environment free from terrorism and hatred.