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Time for international community to unite against terrorism: PM Modi

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that terrorism is a global phenomenon from which no country can be immune and told US President Barack Obama that time has come for the international community
PTI September 29, 2015 16:54 IST
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New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that terrorism is a global phenomenon from which no country can be immune and told US President Barack Obama that time has come for the international community to come out in strong and united manner against the menace.

"The Prime Minister said that terrorism is a global phenomenon which impacts every country. No country is immune from the threat of terrorism," Vikas Swarup, spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry told reporters 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.

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"As existing terrorism threats grow and new ones emerge, we have resolved to further deepen cooperation on counter- terrorism and radicalism," the Prime Minister said after the meeting.

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.

"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," Swarup said.