India, Germany to build closer collaboration to counter terrorism

New Delhi, Oct. 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared their concern about the growing threat and global reach of terrorism and extremism, and underscored their readiness to build closer collaboration to counter these challenges during the third Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) at Hyderabad House here.

“They condemned terrorist violence in all its forms and manifestations, whether in the Middle East or in any other part of the world,” said the joint statement.

The statement also said that the two leaders called for a political solution in Syria to successfully fight terrorism and end the violence there.

“They emphasised the importance of national reconciliation and unity in Iraq through efforts to reach out to all segments of the Iraqi society and create an inclusive state system,” it added.

The statement further said that the two countries agreed to develop further cooperation through regular meetings of the Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism and welcomed the initiation of cooperation in disaster management. (ANI)

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