Japan-India Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk
March 8, 2019
On Friday, March 8, commencing at 12:30 Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan held a telephone talk with H.E. Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India. The overview of the talk is as follows.
1. Following the terrorist attacks in Kashmir on February 14 and March 7, Minister Kono expressed his condolences to those who lost their lives and their bereaved families. He stated that such act of terrorism cannot be justified for any reason and Japan firmly condemns it. Regarding the recent deteriorating situation in Kashmir, Minister Kono urged both India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and stabilize the situation through direct communication.
2. In response, Minister Swaraj explained about India’s efforts to combat terrorism. Both Ministers shared the view on the importance of counter- terrorism measures.