Amid the worsening ties between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged all nations to work unanimously to uproot the terrorism network, while adding that no region could “validate terrorism.”
“Terrorism is a shared worry, we agreed, no impact or goal and no region can validate terrorism,” he said, while issuing a joint statement with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan here.
Prime Minister Modi also, in another veiled attack on Islamabad, asserted that stern action should also be taken against the countries that “shelter terrorism.”
“The nations of the world need to work as one to disrupt the terrorist networks, their financing and cross border movement of terrorists,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi further said that an action should be taken against those who create and conceive, support and sustain, shelter and spread ideologies of violence.
He added that both the nations (India and Turkey) would work together to strengthen cooperation, both bilaterally and multilaterally to counter terrorism.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Erdogan extended support to India’s bid to counter terrorism, while saying that terrorist outfits tried to launch their propaganda over people’s sufferings.
“Turkey will always be by the side of India in full solidarity while battling terrorism. Terrorist organisations want to launch their propaganda over the sufferings of people and are willing to create future for themselves out of the victims’ pain,” the Turkish President said.
Turkish President Erdogan, who arrived in India on Sunday on a two-day visit, was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan ahead of his delegation level talks with Prime Minister Modi.
This is his first visit to India as the President. He visited India in 2008 as the Prime Minister of Turkey.
He also paid his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, following which he addressed a FICCI business summit with Prime Minister Modi. (ANI)