New Delhi, Jan. 25 (ANI): Agreeing on the imperative of having a comprehensive approach to address terrorism, India and France resolved to step up their bilateral cooperation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande agreed to have a comprehensive approach to address terrorism under the supervision of annual strategic dialogues and joint working group on counter terrorism meetings, to counter violence extremism and radicalisation, disrupt recruitment, terrorist movements and flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters, stop sources of terrorist financing, dismantle terrorist infrastructure and prevent supply of arms to terrorists.
Backing India’s long pending bid to becoming a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, India and France reiterated the need for urgent reform of the United Nations, including its Security Council, through an expansion in both categories of membership, to make it more representative of the contemporary world. France reaffirmed its support for India’s candidature for a permanent membership of the UN Security Council.
The two countries welcomed the forward movement on the issues of United Nations reforms to the stage of text-based negotiations and the important role played by France in this process. (ANI)