PM seeks Chinese cooperation in fight against terror
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that terrorism poses the gravest threat to international peace and security, and welcomed increased cooperation between India and China on counter-terrorism related matters.Both the PM Modi and the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had bilateral meetings with the Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China, Meng Jianzhu here on Wednesday.
PM and Jianzhu discussed issues of mutual interest, including bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation. Underlining that Pakistan is patronizing and financing terrorist groups like Jaish-e-Mohammed, Rajnath Singh said, “Leaders of terrorist groups including JeM leader Masood Azhar, Lashkar-eTaiba leader Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen leader Salahuddin roam freely in Pakistan and preach terrorism.
Even the Tehreek-e-Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, blamed for terrorist attacks inside Pakistan, were financed and sponsored by the ISI.” Singh also mentioned that terrorism is not one or another country’s problem; rather it is a threat to global peace and security.
Meanwhile, the PM Modi also welcomed the intensive exchange of high level visits between India and China over the last two years, and said that such visits contribute to building strategic understanding between the two countries.
The Government of India also expects that India and China will be able to conclude negotiations on the Agreement on Security Cooperation soon which includes cooperation on tackling transnational crimes and cyber crime.