Indian VP Venkaiah Naidu in Estonia: stresses need for united global response to tackle terrorism; bats for stronger cooperation

Tallinn [Estonia], August: Indian vice president M Venkaiah Naidu has on Wednesday said there is a need of “united global response” to handle the menace, underling terrorism as a major universal challenge.

Naidu, who is on a three-nation visit, told Estonia diplomats in Tallinn, “India considers terrorism as a major global challenge that requires a concerted and united global response. The United Nations must act quickly, decisively and effectively to combat forces of terror in all its forms. Terror is an enemy of humanity and is a threat to progress everywhere.”

Naidu also said India has been pursuing its development during its journey with great alacrity and that it hoped the nation will be a $5 trillion economy in future five years, according to ANI reports.

He said, “The focus of the government is to transform the lives of our people through a number of path-breaking initiatives like Make in India, Digital India and Clean India.”

The Indian vice president praised Estonia for adhering quick strides in its e-governance segment in the past few decades, adding, “I look forward to greater cooperation between Estonia and #India on all fronts including #technology.”

Moreover, he said New Delhi believes as open, inclusive and free mechanism treating all countries fairly and equally, aiming at establishing mutually-beneficial grounds for bilateral cooperation.

Naidu said: “We hope that the United Nations and other multilateral bodies are reformed and further democratized to global realities. We are working with all countries and regions including Indo-Pacific, with a firm belief that dialogue reduces geopolitical friction and that shared prosperity benefits all. We wish to see a world order that ensures security and growth for all.”

In addition, Naidu, earlier today, met with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas here at Stenbock House. He also held a meeting with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid during which they reviewed regional and bilateral ties and further discussed issues of the mutual interest.

Naidu visit in Estonia on Tuesday evening for the final leg of his five-day three-nation visit to three Baltic nations in Europe.



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