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India, Japan agree to strengthen cooperation against Pak-based

Press Trust of India  |  Gandhinagar 

Strongly pitching for a "zero- tolerance" approach towards terrorism, and today agreed to strengthen cooperation against terror groups like Al-Qaida and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and (LeT).

Prime Minister Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe asked to bring to book the perpetrators of terror strikes, including those involved in the (2008) and Pathankot (2016) attacks, according to a joint statement issued after their annual summit.

The two leaders also condemned in the "strongest terms" the growing menace of and violent extremism, it said.

"They shared the view that in all its forms and manifestations is a global scourge that must be forcefully combated through concerted global action in the spirit of 'zero tolerance'," the document said.

The two prime ministers 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, in an apparent reference to

"They looked forward to the convening of the fifth Japan-Consultation on and to strengthening cooperation against terrorist threats from groups, including Al-Qaida, ISIS, JeM, LeT and their affiliates," the 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.

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 15:22 IST