1. In joint India-Turkey statement, PM Narendra Modi terms terrorism a ‘shared worry’, says no one can validate it

In joint India-Turkey statement, PM Narendra Modi terms terrorism a ‘shared worry’, says no one can validate it

Issuing a joint statement on meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that two nations agree that terrorism is a 'common worry'.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2017 5:56 PM
“President Erdogan and I took stock of full range of our relations particularly our political,economic and cultural engagements,” PM Modi said.

Issuing a joint statement on meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that two nations agree that terrorism is a ‘common worry’ for the world, and no region can validate it. Modi further added that he, along with Erdogan, took a stock of full range of relations between India and Turkey. “President Erdogan and I took stock of full range of our relations particularly our political,economic and cultural engagements,” PM Modi said. “Terrorism is a shared worry, we agreed, no impact or goal & no region can validate terrorism,” he added. Modi added that all the nations of the world need to work as one to disrupt terrorist networks and their financing, and put a stop to cross border movement of terrorists.

Modi added: “We live in times where our societies face new threats and challenges every day. The context and contours of some of the exiting and emerging security challenges globally are our
common concern.”

“In particular, the constantly evolving threat from terrorism is our shared worry. I held an extensive conversion with the Turkish president on this subject. We agreed that no intent or goal or reason or rationale can validate terrorism,” he said.

Watch | PM Modi’s speech at Press Statements with President of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“President and I are clear that strengths of our economies present an enormous opportunity to expand and deepen our commercial linkages,” Modi added.  “People of India & Turkey have nurtured deep & historical links; ties of culture & language connect our societies since millennia,” Modi said.  Stressing upon the need to strengthen commercial ties between India and Turkey, Modi said: “President and I are clear that strengths of our economies present an enormous opportunity to expand and deepen our commercial linkages.” He further stressed upon the need to approach the entire landscape of business opportunities in a strategic and long-term manner. Modi  called for stronger partnership between Turkish companies and Indian flagship programs. On his part, Erdogan said, “His country will always be with India in its battle against terrorism… And terrorists will be drowned in the blood they shed.”

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