New Delhi | India is concerned about the effects of instability in the Middle East, resulting in increased terrorist activities across the world, including in South Asia, and wanted coordinated international cooperation to combat its rise, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. His comments came in a an article carried in Jordan on the eve of his visit to Jordan.
The reality of global expansion of terrorism, including in Syria and Iraq and globalisation of the supply chain of terrorism is a matter of great concern to India. India has faced terrorism for almost four decades, largely sponsored from across our border, Mr Pranab Mukherjee said.
He stressed, India had sought to challenge and repudiate the terrorist narrative that global
counter-terrorism efforts are directed against any particular religion or ethnic group. ”India is convinced that terrorism can be rolled back only through comprehensive, coordinated international cooperation combined with a strengthened, enforceable international legal regime,” the President said.
The President said India and Jordan shared similar views and perceptions on regional and international issues, including Syria and the Middle East peace process. India also strongly rejected religious fundamentalism and extremism as well as terrorism in all forms and manifestations, he was quoted as saying. ”Given the commonality of security concerns of both the countries, India looks forward to further strengthening cooperation in the area of security and counter terrorism.”
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