Paris, August 23: France and India on Thursday condemned terrorism in all its forms stating it can’t be justified over any grounds, calling for ceasing cross-border terrorism, including Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Hizbul Mujahideen based in Pakistan engaged in anti-India movements, especially in Jammu and Kashmir.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a joint statement where both the nations called for stern actions to root out terrorist’s safe havens and infrastructure across the globe.
Both leaders agreed to bolster counter-terrorism efforts at a multilateral level like Global Counterterrorism Forum, the United Nations, and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the G20, according to ANI news reports.
The statement said, “The two leaders reiterated their strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations including cross-border terrorism and terror-related incidents in France and India. Both leaders reaffirmed that terrorism cannot be justified on any grounds whatsoever and it should not be associated with any religion, creed, nationality, and ethnicity.”
They called upon the UN member states to implement the UNSC resolution 2462 on fighting terrorist financing to adopted last March and welcomed the organization in Melbourne on November 7-8 of a new “No Money for Terror” international conference on fighting terrorist financing.
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