1. BIMSTEC nations express support for India on terrorism

BIMSTEC nations express support for India on terrorism

The BIMSTEC nations on Sunday supported India's concern on terrorim ans said all nations must join together to fight this menace.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2016 9:15 PM
All countries must stand together against all forms of violent terrorism, says Aung San Suu Kyi All countries must stand together against all forms of violent terrorism, says Aung San Suu Kyi

The BIMSTEC nations on Sunday supported India’s concern on terrorism and said all nations must join together to fight this menace.

Addressing the BRICS-BIMSTEC summit being held in Goa, Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi has said that terrorism has become a source of common concern. She added that all countries must stand together against all forms of violent terrorism.

She further said that Myanmar sympathise with people of India with regard to terror attack in Uri not so long ago.

Putting special emphasis on the peace efforts in Myanmar, she added that it was important for her country to remain peaceful, so that the regions enjoys its stability.

Suu KYI, while speaking further of her country said Myanmar is a nation made of many different ethnic nationalities and that her country has been able to achieve ceasefire agreements with 8 of many armed ethnic groups who have to be part of peace process.

Seconding her opinion, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said that peace and stability in the region is an important element for economic prosperity.

He also emphasised his country’s commitment to join all efforts to combat the global menace of terrorism.

On his part, Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said terrorism remains a grave threat for global peace, security and stability.

He also said that most Most countries gathered at the summit have not been spared by the menace of terrorism.

The Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his Bangladeshi counterpart also expressed similar views and said that all countries must condemn and fight together against terrorism.

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