India, Japan to enhance greater cooperation to combat terrorism

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Tokyo, Oct.25 (ANI): Condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purpose, India and Japan here on Monday decided to enhance greater cooperation in combating terrorism through information-sharing and counter-terrorism training as well as utilizing the India-Japan Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan condemned terrorist attacks in and against India, such as the bomb blast in Pune on 13 February 2010 and in Kabul on 26 February 2010, in which Indians as well as other nationals were targeted.

Both the leaders recognized the urgent need to finalize and adopt the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism in the United Nations.

Both the leaders also called upon all States to cooperate in resolving the outstanding issues expeditiously, said a joint statement.

Japan welcomed India's membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and India appreciated Japan's support towards this. (ANI)

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