After the conclusion of the first India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue held at the State Department in Washington, the two countries issued the statement jointly. They reiterated that the menace posed by the banned factions in Pakistan are after undermining stability in South Asia.
During this session, they also condemned the Gurdaspur terrorist attacks as well as Udhampur and Jammu and Kashmir attacks of recent months.
“This demonstrates the fact that we are determined to fight terrorism together,” Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj responded during an address she made jointly with Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Secretary of State John Kerry and his cabinet colleague, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.
Both the US and India also reaffirmed joint commitment to a stable and sovereign Afghanistan and trace next moves, as said Kerry at the news briefing.
Further, the US has also said that its support for India’s membership of the four major multilateral export control regimes including the Nuclear Suppliers Group, a multinational organization related to lessening nuclear proliferation.