India and Japan on Saturday, at the first foreign and defense ministerial level talks, expressed deep concern over the threats posed to regional peace and security by terrorist networks carrying out terrorist activities from Pakistan. Asked to take "concrete and stable" action to combat terrorism. Officials said that the two countries had disputed the South China Sea under the new framework of 'two plus two' talks, Discussed several strategic matters, including the changing security scenario in the Indian Pacific and ways to increase bilateral cooperation in the co-development of military equipment.
He said that the two sides, while recognizing the increasing security challenges, decided to further expand maritime security relations and expressed satisfaction at the progress made in the negotiations for the Acquisition and Cross-border Services Agreement (ACSA). Under this agreement, the two countries will be able to use each other's military equipment. The two countries, while discussing the security challenges facing the region and the world, specifically mentioned the security threat posed by terrorist networks carrying out terrorist activities from Pakistan and specifically appealed to them to take 'financial action' "Complete adherence" to its international commitments to combat terrorism, including steps taken by the Working Group "(FATF)" do.
The officers Said that the Indian delegation was headed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, while Japan was led by Foreign Minister Toshimitshu Motegi and Defense Minister Taro Kono. India and Japan said in a joint statement, "The ministers underscored the need for all countries to ensure that an area under their control is not used to carry out terrorist attacks on another country."
The statement said, In this context, he underscored the threat posed to regional security by terrorist networks carrying out terrorist activities from Pakistan and appealed to him to take concrete and permanent steps against terrorist networks and international commitments including commitments to FATF India and Japan appealed to all countries to take shelter of militants And take concrete steps to destroy their infrastructure, disrupt terrorist networks, eliminate the means of financing them, and stop cross-border activities of terrorists.
Both sides emphasized that strengthening bilateral cooperation would help in increasing peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. Japanese side safe, permanent, At the recent East Asia Summit in Bangkok for a prosperous and sustainable maritime sector, India's announcement of the 'Indian Pacific Oceanic Initiative' was appreciated and expressed its willingness to discuss the initiative based on this initiative. It is noteworthy that China is rapidly expanding its military and economic influence in the Indo-Pacific region which is a cause of concern for many countries.
Earlier, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi and Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi said that India's relationship with Japan is a key element of its vision of peace, prosperity and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The joint statement said that the two sides discussed the recent developments in the South China Sea and rekindled the importance of shipping and freedom to fly over the region. to be confirmed.
Both sides appealed for peaceful resolution of disputes with full respect to legal and diplomatic procedures in accordance with the principles of international law, including the United Nations Treaty on Maritime Law (UNCLOS). The ministers, while discussing the situation in the Korean peninsula, reaffirmed the importance that North Korea would carry out all range of ballistic missiles and all weapons of mass destruction according to relevant Security Council resolutions, Destroy in an athletic way and permanently.
The joint statement said the ministers condemned the recent ballistic missile tests conducted by North Korea. The talks took place under the new 'Two Plus Two' framework following a decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during the 13th India-Japan Annual Conference last year in which India-Japan defense and security cooperation Various important dimensions were also discussed.