Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Pakistan successfully fought twin evils of terrorism, extremism: PM tells SCO summit

Pakistan successfully fought twin evils of terrorism, extremism: PM tells SCO summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reiterated his stand on terrorism at the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit being held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

While Modi during his speech has specifically stressed on the need of a united approach to combat terrorism, Modi said, "it was impossible to reach a solution till all countries made concerted efforts to fight radicalization, terrorist recruitment, training and financing".

The member states reaffirmed their commitment to implementing the Treaty on Long-Term Good-Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation of the SCO Member States and pledged to resolve border disputes through friendly consultations, it said.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, who is also present at the event, congratulated India for its induction to SCO.

Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russian Federation, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir.

"Now, our task is to help the new partners to integrate into the extensive work ongoing within the SCO", Putin added. Calling it one of the biggest violators of human rights and values, he said that the coordination between SCO countries is an important part of the fight against terrorism and extremism.

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In the presence of Pakistan Prime Minister & Chinese President Xi Jinping among others, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in such a grouping sovereignty & territorial integrity are the key factors for better cooperation.

The regional pact was established in 2001 and comprises of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Alongside the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenk, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj also attended the summit as observers.

The two Chinese nationals were kidnapped last month from Quetta in Balochistan and were later brutally murdered by alleged Islamic State (IS) militants.

Both leaders agreed that India's entry to the SCO as a full member today would promote closer cooperation within the body, including on one of the main priorities of the organization- fighting terrorism.

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