India, China, Russia Agree On Action Against Terror, Pak Not Named

Despite these calls to fight terror, China has been blocking the efforts of India and other nations to list Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the United Nations.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi


New Delhi:  The foreign ministers of China, Russia and India - who met in Delhi today - condemned terrorism in all its forms and named its control as a key focus area.

A joint statement issued after the meeting, without naming Pakistan or Pakistan-based terror groups, said those "committing, organizing, inciting or supporting terrorist acts must be held accountable and brought to justice in accordance with the obligations under international law, including the principle of 'extradite or prosecute'." 

The statement underscored the "leading role and responsibility of states in preventing and countering terrorism and extremism". It reiterated that all states should take adequate measures to prevent terrorist activities from their territory."

Despite these calls to fight terror, China has been blocking the efforts of India and other nations to list Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the United Nations.

Sources say the issue did come up in foreign minister Sushma Swaraj's bilateral meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister.

After the meeting with her Russian and Chinese counterparts, Sergey Lavrov and Wang Yi, Ms Swaraj said, "Four major issues discussed today -- economy; terrorism; bilateral and regional issues... We discussed ISIS, Lashkar-e Taiba and their threats and that these are coming in the way of progress and development. We need a strategy to stop terrorist movements; stopping flow of fighters and dismantling infrastructure." 

"While discussing terrorism, I put across my view that significant rise in acts of terrorism by terrorist organisations like Taliban, Daesh (Islamic State), Al Qaeda, and LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) directly undermine international peace and security and endanger ongoing efforts to strengthen the global economy and ensure sustainable growth and development," Ms Swaraj added.


Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................