Nations should unite, build consensus to fight cross border terrorism: CPI

| Updated: Dec 04, 2016 21:55 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): Emphasising that cross border terrorism remains a matter of concern for the countries in South Asia, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday called for a global consensus to fight terrorism. Raja's statement comes on the backdrop of the sixth 'Heart of Asia' conference wherein Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to ANI, the CPI leader said, " Let us wait for the outcome and agenda of the conference before coming to any conclusion." "Cross border terrorism remains to be matter of concern for the countries in South Asia that includes Pakistan along with India and Afghanistan," he added. On the sidelines of 'Heart of Asia' conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani reviewed the progress on recent decisions to deepen bilateral economic cooperation and strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. The two leaders discussed several aspects of the close and friendly relations between the two countries, said MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup. "The two leaders reviewed the progress on recent decisions to deepen bilateral economic cooperation and strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries," said Swarup. The leaders also exchanged views on the common threat of terrorism, especially the cross border nature of the scourge which had caused immense suffering to the people of India and Afghanistan. "Talking about terrorism, the two leaders agreed to strengthen counter terror cooperation between the two countries, and enhance coordination at the UN and other relevant fora," said Swarup. Ghani arrived in Amritsar yesterday evening to attend the conference being held in the holy city Amritsar. Prime Minister Modi and the President visited the Golden Temple here yesterday. The conference witnessed participation of representatives from over 30 countries, including China, United States, Russia, Iran and Pakistan to discuss peace, cooperation and economic development in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is the permanent chair of the HoA, while India, which is its co-chair, has hosted the conference this year.(ANI)
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