2+2 Dialogue: U.S. Agrees to Take Action against Dawood IbrahimTop Stories

September 07, 2018 09:36
2+2 Dialogue: U.S. Agrees to Take Action against Dawood Ibrahim

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The United States has agreed to take action against escapee underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

The U.S. commitment for an action on the D-Company came during the U.S.-India 2+2 dialogue that took place in New Delhi on Thursday.

The two sides issued in a joint statement, mentioned the launch of a bilateral dialogue on the appellation of terrorists in 2017, strengthening the action against terror groups, including 'D-Company and their affiliates'.

The two countries on Thursday also signed the crucial 'Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA)' agreement.

The two sides as well discussed key issues, including cross-border terrorism, India's NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group) bid and the contentious H-1B visa issue.

In a detailed statement issued after the important meet between Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, the U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and James N. Mattis, Secretary of Defense the two sides urged Pakistan to guarantee that its territory is not used to initiate terrorist attacks on other countries and bring to justice with efficiency the perpetrators of the Pathankot, Uri, Mumbai, and else cross-border terrorist attacks.

"On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, they called on Pakistan to bring to justice expeditiously the perpetrators of the Mumbai, Pathankot, Uri and other cross-border terrorist attacks. The Ministers welcomed the launch of a bilateral dialogue on designation of terrorists in 2017, which is strengthening cooperation and action against terrorist groups, including Al-Qa'ida, ISIS, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Hizb-ul Mujahideen, the Haqqani Network, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, D-Company and their affiliates," the statement said.

"The two sides further reaffirmed their commitment to ongoing and future cooperation to ensure a stable cyberspace environment and to prevent cyber-attacks," the joint statement issued by the MEA further said.

By Sowmya Sangam

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