Modi-Abe urge Pakistan to bring perpetrators of terror to justice

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday denounced terrorism in strong terms and urged Pakistan to bring perpetrators of terror to justice.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe ahead of India- Japan annual summit at Mahatma Mandir, in Gandhinagar

During the joint statement at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, both leaders asserted that Pakistan must bring to justice the perpetrators of terror attacks, including 2008 Mumbai and 2016 Pathankot attacks, said reports.

"PM Modi and PM Abe look forward to convening 5th Japan-India consultation on terrorism and to strengthen cooperation against terrorist threats from groups including Al-Qaida, ISIS, JeM, LeT and their affiliates," news agency ANI quoted the joint statement as stating.

Modi and Abe also witnessed the signing of agreements between India and Japan during 15 agreements/MoUs were signed.

Abe appreciated Modi's economic reforms especially the GST initiative and reiterated strong support to initiatives like Make In India and Digital India.

Both leaders also condemned in the strongest terms North Korea's continued development of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

[India-Japan sign 15 agreements, Modi hails Japanese investment]

PM Modi and Shinzo Abe earlier on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmadabad High-Speed Rail in Ahmadabad.

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