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Foreign Secretary Gokhale meets Pompeo, appreciates US support after Pulwama terror attack

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India's on Monday met US of State and appreciated the firm support that received from in the aftermath of Pulawama terror attack in in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

During his meeting, Gokhale also apprised Pompeo about the recent developments in this regard.

According to a statement released by the Indian Embassy in Washington, Pompeo expressed his understanding of India's concerns regarding cross -border terrorism.

"They agreed that needs to take concerted action to dismantle the and to deny safe haven to all terrorist groups in its territory," said the statement.

"They also agreed that those who support or abet terrorism in any form should be held accountable," added the statement.

It is worth noting that Pakistan-based (JeM) suicide bomber attacked CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14 in which 40 jawans were killed.

In retaliation, (IAF) targetted JeM's largest training centre at Balakot in on February 26 wee hours.

Gokhale also expressed satisfaction over the significant progress and the quality of since Pompeo's visit to in September last year for the first-ever Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue, the statement said.

Gokhale and Pompeo also discussed other issues of mutual interest including and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and agreed to closely work together in this regard.

In response to Pompeo's reference to bilateral trade matters, Gokhale underscored the significant reduction in the trade deficit in the last three years and conveyed India's willingness to remain engaged with the US for a meaningful and mutually acceptable package on trade issues.

According to reports, discussed the regional security situation following Pulwama terror attack with US in a telephonic conversation on Monday.

A statement issued by noted that the purpose of the phone call was to provide him Pakistan's perspective on the recent regional developments.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 21:14 IST
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