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India, US urge Pakistan to tackle terrorism

India and the US have called on Pakistan to address and tackle terrorism, including cross-border terrorism, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
Mar 14, 2019
NEW DELHI: India and the US have called on Pakistan to address and tackle terrorism, including cross-border terrorism, the Ministry of External Affairs said. 
 
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale held consultations on March 12 in Washington D.C., the MEA said in a statement late on Wednesday. 
 
Gokhale and Hale reaffirmed their commitment to the Indo-US strategic partnership, reviewed the progress made since the Ministerial 2+2 meet, and discussed ways to further expand cooperation. The two countries also exchanged views on building convergences in the Indo-Pacific region and agreed to promote inclusivity, stability, peace and prosperity in the region.
 
Gokhale also conducted the India-US Strategic Security Dialogue with Andrea Thompson, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, during which they discussed global security and non-proliferation challenges and reaffirmed their commitment to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and to deny access to WMDs to terrorists and non-state actors.

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