India-Argentina for strong action against terrorism
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Monday asserted that strong measures must be taken against terrorists and terror groups, and all those who encourage, support, finance and provide them safe havens.
No country should allow their territory to launch terrorist attacks on other countries, they said. Jorge Faurie, Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina said in an interaction with reporters, that one of the major issues for discussion between the two leaders was terrorism. India and Argentina also inked a Memorandum of Understanding to boost cooperation in the sector of nuclear energy. Macri is the first international leader to visit India after the Pulwama attack that claimed lives of 45 Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Kashmir last week.
“I and President Macri agree with the view that terrorism is a serious danger to world’s peace and stability. The cruel attack in Pulwama shows that the time for talks has passed,” Modi said in a press statement in presence of Macri. “Now it is required that the world unites against terrorism and those who support it.
Hesitation to take action against terrorism and those who support it is akin to encouraging terrorism,” Modi said, without naming Pakistan. India and Argentina released a ‘Special Declaration to Fight Terrorism’. It said both leaders agreed that terrorism poses a grave threat to global peace and stability and noted the need for concerted action by the global community against terrorism.