India, Iceland condemn terrorism in all forms

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New Delhi, Apr. 5 (ANI): India and Iceland on Tuesday condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations that constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson discussed the issue during the latter’s ongoing visit to India from April 3 to 9.

They reaffirmed that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

In this context, they called for an early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

Both the ministers also underlined their shared interest in strengthening global non-proliferation objectives.

In this regard, Iceland expressed its support for India’s membership in the relevant multilateral export control regimes.

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During the visit, Sveinsson had a meeting with Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal.

They discussed their mutual interest in promoting renewable energy and in cooperating in the area of geothermal energy, where Icelandic and Indian companies are exploring the possibilities of setting up joint ventures to harness geothermal energy in India.

The ministers, furthermore, discussed the importance of the Global Geothermal Alliance for promoting the use of geothermal energy throughout the world. (ANI)

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