In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India-UAE condemn State-backed use of religion to sponsor terrorismIn an indirect attack on Pakistan, India and UAE have condemned efforts by States to use religion to sponsor and sustain terrorism against other countries.
In an indirect attack on Pakistan, India and UAE have condemned efforts by States to use religion to sponsor and sustain terrorism against other countries.
The two countries also resolved to cooperate in countering terrorism by adopting a policy of "zero tolerance" towards the menace.
In a veiled attack on Pakistan, the joint statement issued by the two countries agreed to coordinate efforts to counter radicalisation and misuse of religion by groups and countries for inciting hatred and perpetrating acts of terrorism.
Acknowledging the common threat posed by terrorism to peace and security, the two countries reaffirmed their "strong condemnation of and resolute opposition to terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, wherever committed and by whomever, and declared that there could be no justification for terrorism anywhere", it said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan had held comprehensive talks yesterday on bilateral, regional and international issues after which the two sides signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement and over a dozen pacts in key areas like defence, security, trade and energy.
Without naming Pakistan, the statement said, "The two sides condemned efforts, including by States, to use religion to justify, sustain and sponsor terrorism against other countries.
"They further deplored efforts by countries to give religious and sectarian colour to political issues and pointed out the responsibility of all States to control the activities of the so-called non-State actors."