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India & US have called on Pakistan to stop its soil from being used as terror launchpad: MEA

Jaishankar added that discussions were also held on the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the United Nations Security Council at the Trump-Modi meeting. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 27, 2017, 01.13 AM (IST)

India and the US have called on Pakistan to stop its soil from being used as a terror launchpad, Indian foreign secretary S Jaishankar said at a Ministry of External Affairs media briefing after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with President Donald Trump. 

Jaishankar said India and the US, in a joint statement, have called on Pakistan to expeditiously bring to justice perpatrators of terror attacks like 26/11, Pathankot, and other cross-border attacks perpetrated by Pakistan-based terror groups. 

Jaishankar added that the designation of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a "global terrorist" before the Modi-Trump meeting was "a strong signal from the administration". 

Watch video of the media briefing below: 

Jaishankar added that terrorism was identified as a key challenge in the Trump-Modi meeting. 

And that discussions were also held on the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the United Nations Security Council. 

The meeting between the two leaders, said Jaishankar, was cordial, focused and open. 

There was a great degree of ease, he said. 

Both leaders emphasised the importance of free and fair trade, Jaishankar added. 

Jaishankar also added that President Trump had accepted Prime Minister Modi's invitation to visit India. 

But he said he had no further details about the possible visit at the moment. 

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