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PM holds tele talks with Turkey Prez, Calls for demonstrable action against terror

New Delhi, Mar 12 (GCCurrentAffairs) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that terrorism remains one of the gravest threats to global peace and security and underscored the importance of immediate, “demonstrable, and irreversible action” against terrorism by all concerned countries.

This was conveyed by Mr Modi during telephonic talks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey when the latter called Prime Minister over telephone on Monday.

“President Erdogan expressed condolences for the victims of recent terrorist attacks in India, and wished speedy recovery to those injured in the attacks,” an MEA statement said here.

Mr Modi on Monday spoke over telephone with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

“The leaders expressed happiness at the growing strength of all-round bilateral cooperation,” an official release said here.

Both the leaders reiterated their commitment to further consolidate the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

The Prime Minister took this opportunity to thank the Crown Prince for the invitation extended to India for addressing the OIC Foreign Ministers’ Council as a Guest of Honour in Abu Dhabi earlier this week.

Prime Minister’s telephonic talks with key global leaders come at a time when Indian government is involved in intense lobbying with international community to pursue UNSC to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist.

India has held Masood responsible for the Pulwama outrage and wants firm action against him by both Pakistan and the international community.

In what is seen as a significant development, US Secretary Michael during his meeting with Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale in Washington expressed his understanding of India’s concerns regarding cross-border terrorism.

“They agreed that Pakistan needs to take concerted action to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure and to deny safe haven to all terrorist groups in its territory,” an MEA statement said.

Via UNI-India

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