Foreign Office rejects 'unwarranted' references to Pakistan in US-India joint statement on counter terrorism

The Foreign Office on Tuesday rejected the "unwarranted references" to Pakistan in the statement issued by the US-India Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and Designations Dialogue, which underlined the "urgent need" for Islamabad to take steps to ensure that its territory is not used for terrorist attacks

Sep 15, 2020
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The Foreign Office on Tuesday rejected the "unwarranted references" to Pakistan in the statement issued by the US-India Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and Designations Dialogue, which underlined the "urgent need" for Islamabad to take steps to ensure that its territory is not used for terrorist attacks.

"Our serious concerns and rejection of the unacceptable reference to Pakistan in the joint statement have been conveyed to the US side," a statement by FO Spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said.

"It is important that partner countries take an objective view of the issues of peace and security in South Asia and refrain from endorsing positions that are one-sided and divorced from ground realities."

In a joint statement released on September 10, the two countries had denounced the use of terrorist proxies and strongly condemned cross border terrorism in all its forms.

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