Washington: The US and India have urged Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries.
A joint statement released after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi late on Monday also called on Pakistan to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai, Pathankot and other cross-border terrorist attacks in India perpetrated by Pakistan-based groups.
The joint statement said Trump and Modi stressed that terrorism was a global scourge that must be fought and terrorist safe havens rooted out in every part of the world.
“They resolved that India and the US will fight together against this grave challenge to humanity.
“They committed to strengthen cooperation against terrorist threats from groups including Al Qaeda, ISIS, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba, D-Company and their affiliates.”
The joint statement said India appreciated the US designation of the Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist just ahead of the Trump-Modi meeting.