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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says both India and US should stand shoulder to shoulder against terrorism

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Wednesday upon India-US relations in Washington. He said that US has chosen India wisely as a strategic partner. He also claimed that the US expects Pakistan to take decisive actions against terror groups in their region.


  |  Updated On : October 19, 2017 12:26 AM
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

New Delhi :  

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that cooperation between India and United States against terrorism has increased in the last decade.

Tillerson, while speaking from Washington, stressed that the United States looks forward to work with India and other nations to counter terrorism.

He still sees Pakistan as a valuable partner and will work with both Islamabad and New Delhi to reduce tensions along the country’s eastern border with India and the western border with Afghanistan.

The US secretary of state also added that the US needs to collaborate with India in order to maintain peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.

Important highlights of Rex Tillerson statement

# US has chosen wisely in terms of India as a strategic partner

India & US cross-screening known & suspected terrorists. Later this year, we will convene a new dialogue on terrorist designations: Rex Tillerson

# Have been asking for access to the region for first-hand account: Rex Tillerson on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

Understand you have rebels & terrorists in that part but you must be disciplined&restrained in dealing with them-Tillerson on Myanmar crisis

Exchange of technologies and ideas between the Bengaluru & Silicon Valley is changing the world: Rex Tillerson

US FDI jumped by 500% in last two years alone& last year our bilateral trade had a record of roughly 115 billion US$: Tillerson

So that it does not become a region of disorder, conflict and predatory economics: Rex Tillerson

China's provocative actions in the South China Sea directly challenge the international law & norms that US and India both stand for: Tillerson

China, while rising alongside India, has done so less responsibly: Rex Tillerson

This visit could not come at a more promising time for US-India relationships: Rex Tillerson

# I do look forward to returning to Delhi next week, first time in my official capacity: Rex Tillerson

It is the obligation, not choice of every civilized nation to combat terrorism: Rex Tillerson

We look forward to US-India '2 plus 2' inaugural dialogue with PM Modi and President Trump: Rex Tillerson

Expect Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups based in their own region: Rex Tillerson

Need to collaborate with India to ensure that Indo-Pacific is region of peace and stability: Rex Tillerson

In the last decade our counter-terrorism cooperation has expanded significantly: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

US and India stand shoulder to shoulder against terrorism: Rex Tillerson

# More than 500 American companies work in India: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

# Let me begin by wishing everyone a very happy Diwali: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the US

# US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on “Defining Our Relationship with India for Next Century” in the US

First Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 08:09 PM
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