Modi, Trump Appeal To Pakistan Not To Allow Its Territory To Launch Attacks On Others

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have recognized the need to fight glabal terrorism in all its forms including the safe havens that train, promote and export terrorism. In this context they, in their joint statement, have appealed to Pakistan not to allow its territory to be used to attack other countries.
Modi, Trump Appeal To Pakistan Not To Allow Its Territory To Launch Attacks On Others

Washington (DC): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have appealed to Pakistan not to allow its land for promoting terrorism. In a joint statement issued after one on one talks and the talks between two delegations, Modi and Trump have reflected the ground reality that Pakistan has been aiding and  abetting terrorist groups on its territory. The joint statement has described terrorism as a global scourge. The statement also asked Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Pathankot and other terror attacks to justice.

Briefing the media on the joint statement, India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said, “The leaders called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries. They further called on Pakistan to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai, Pathankot and other cross-border terrorist attacks perpetrated by Pakistan-based groups.”

The difference between the Monday joint statement and the statements issued earlier by Modi and former US President Barrack Obama is that the name of Pakistan was specifically mentioned as source of terrorism and asked not to allow its territory for launching terrorist attacks. Earlier statement issued in 2016 asked Pakistan to take action against the perpetrators of the Mumbai terrorist attack.

The two leaders sat for more than four hours through series of meetings between the two delegations and discussed all things under the Sun. Even before Modi landed in Washington, the US Department of State had designated Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist. The US has recognized him as a trainer, abettor and promoter of terrorism who has been sending trained terrorists into Kashmir to foment trouble in the Indian State.

Trump said in so many words in Rose Garden when he spoke to reporters with Modi on his side. He was clear and categorical in addressing the issue of terrorism. Both the leaders have made it clear that they mean business and would do everything to escalate efforts to fight the menace of international terrorism. Modi said, “Fighting terrorism and doing away with the safe shelter, sanctuaries, and safe havens will be an important part of our cooperation.” Modi said fighting terror is their top-most priority and said India and the US will also enhance sharing of intelligence and exchange information to deepen and expand our policy coordination as far as possible.”

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“I am sure that convergence between my vision for ‘New India’ and President Trump’s vision to ‘Make America Great Again’ will add new dimension to our cooperation, said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the joint press meet.

Earlier, Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump have extended a warm welcome to Modi into the White House. Both Trump and Modi met one on one and also chaired delegation level meetings. After the joint press meet, the First Lady hosted a reception for the prime minister. It was followed by a dinner at the White House, the first such gesture toward a foreign dignitary after Trumps entered the presidential palace.

“I am sure that under your leadership, our mutually beneficial strategic partnership will gain new strength and positivity. Your vast successful experience in the business world will lend an aggressive and forward-looking agenda to our relations. Our ties will scale new heights. We are global engines of growth and we have to set priorities of both India and the US. The top priority for both of us is to protect our societies from global terrorism. We talked about terrorism, extremism and were determined to fight terrorism and their safe havens,” Said Modi.

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