India, Indonesia strongly condemn cross-border terrorism

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Jakarta, May 30
India and Indonesia today strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations including cross-border terrorism and urged all countries to work towards disrupting terrorist networks and their financing channels.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joko Widodo also shared the view on the imperative need to eradicate radicalism and reiterated the importance of promoting peaceful pluralism that would lead to true civilisation harmony, and moderation through a holistic approach.
“The two leaders reiterated their strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations including cross-border terrorism and terror-related incidents in Indonesia and India and affirmed that perpetrators of these heinous acts must be brought to justice. Both leaders also affirmed that terrorism should not be associated with any religion, creed, nationality and ethnicity,” said a joint statement issued after their meeting.
They also called upon all countries to work towards disrupting terrorist networks and their financing channels, and halting cross-border movement of terrorists from terror organisations as well as other terrorist groups threatening peace and security in respective region.
The two leaders also called for enhanced cooperation including through greater exchange of information and intelligence between the two sides.
They also called for expeditious finalization and adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism in order to strengthen the existing international counter-terrorism legal framework.
Modi also strongly condemned the recent terror strikes on three churches in Indonesia and said India stands resolutely with Jakarta in its fight against terrorism.
“Friends, I am in grief over the deaths of innocent civilians of Indonesia in the recent terror attacks.

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