French envoy Emmanuel Lenain talked at length on Pakistan and India. While he criticized and warned Pakistan for not fulfilling Financial Action Task Force(FATF) conditions, he hailed India as a democratic country with means to resolve its internal issues.
Pakistan on the grey list of FATF
Pakistan is already on the grey list of the Paris-based international terror financing watchdog and it faces the risk of getting on the Black List if it fails to comply with the remaining 22 points in a list of 27.
Answering the question whether Pakistan fulfilled its commitment to FATF, Lenain said that nobody could say that Pak did fulfill its commitment. He further said that there was a need to put pressure on Pakistan.
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The envoy distanced himself from the domestic matters of India. He said that the India was a democracy with a Supreme Court to settle domestic issues. When asked about tourist advisory to avoid visiting northeaster states, he said that it was a regular advisory released for tourists to keep them safe.