India, Germany underline common concern about global terrorism, extremism

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Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday underlined their common concern about the threat and global reach of terrorism and extremism.

In a joint statement issued here after bilateral delegation-level talks between both sides, both leaders condemned terrorist violence in all its forms and manifestations.

They agreed on the need to take strong measures against all those who encourage, support and finance terrorism, provide sanctuary and safe havens that sustain and support terrorist groups and organizations.

They welcomed closer collaboration between India and Germany to counter these challenges through regular meetings of the Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism.

They called for finalization and adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

They concurred on fostering security cooperation with the goal of promoting peace and strengthening stability and the capacity to meet the global and regional security challenges.

Both countries agreed to pursue closer cooperation and strive to conclude negotiations in 2017 on a binding agreement concerning enhanced cooperation in the defence field including in defence industry cooperation. (ANI)
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