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October 23, 2017

Modi calls upon international community to unite against terrorism


Newsroom24x7 Desk

modi in us 2New York : An update on the post UN talks between US President Barack Obama and Indian PM Narendra Modi generated by Ministry of External Affairs indicated the extra emphasis that both leaders have laid upon terrorism. PM Modi has said that terrorism is a global phenomenon from which no country can be immune. Modi has urged Obama and the international community as a whole that time has come for the international community to come out in strong and united manner against the menace.

Modi said – Terrorism is a global phenomenon which impacts every country. No country is immune from the threat of terrorism’, informed Vikas Swarup, spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry, short after the two leaders met at the UN headquarters here.

“We ourselves have been battling it for the last four decades. The time has come for the international community to speak in one voice on the issue of terrorism to resolve the long-pending International Convention on Terrorism which has been held up because of the differences on definition of terrorism,” Swarup quoted Modi, who met Obama the fifth time in over a year, as saying.

Modi added – As existing terrorism threats grow and new ones emerge, we have resolved to further deepen cooperation on counter- terrorism and radicalism.

Speaking about India’s achievements in space territory, Modi said – the aircraft career technology working group had also met and the fact that today four US satellites were launched by ISRO itself was a very complete proof of the stride that has been made in space cooperation between the two countries.

He said the two sides agreed to further strengthen consultation and cooperation on helping the Afghan people combat terrorism and build a peaceful, stable and prosperous future of their nation.

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