India-Japan joint statement names Al-Qaida, ISIS, Pak-based JeM, LeT

Modi and Abe reiterated their support for each other country’s candidature in the UN Security Council “based on the firmly shared recognition that India and Japan are legitimate candidates for permanent membership in an expanded Security Council”.

In an oblique criticism of the China-sponsored CPEC, the joint statement underlined the use of connectivity and infrastructure in an open, transparent and non-exclusive manner while ensuring respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries.

India has opposed the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it passes through the part of Jammu and Kashmir held by Pakistan and claimed by New Delhi.


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