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Swaraj speaks with French counterpart on anti-terror cooperation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

French Le Drian Friday held a telephonic conversation with Swaraj and informed her about imposing sanctions on JeM by freezing his assets.

The said that Drian informed Swaraj about the action taken by against the of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, which had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack.

sanctioned Azhar at the national level by freezing his assets, the MEA said, days after blocked a move to designate him as a global terrorist by the

The MEA said the French also informed Swaraj that has raised the issue with the

"He reiterated that France has always been and will always be on side in the fight against terrorism," the MEA said.

On her part, Swaraj thanked Drian for France's "steadfast support" and said that looked forward to continuing this cooperation on the anti-terrorism front.

The action on the part of France was an expression of partnership with and was in consonance with the global intent by responsible nations committed to fight against terror, including cross-border terrorism anywhere in the world, the MEA said.

France, the US and the UK had moved a proposal at the UN to designate Azhar as a global terrorist after the February 14 Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 00:10 IST