India: India and Bahrain call on international community to reject use of terrorism against other countries | India News

MANAMA: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India and Bahrain Sunday, called on the international community to reject the use of terrorism against other countries, with both parties agreeing to strengthen cooperation in the areas of security, counter-terrorism and the exchange of intelligence and information during the Prime Minister's visit from Narendra Modi in the Gulf Kingdom.
During his two-day visit to Bahrain, the first of an Indian prime minister, which ended on Sunday, Modi held bilateral talks with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Prince and Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
The two sides exchanged views on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of common interest during the meetings, according to a joint statement.
"Both parties called on all states to reject the use of terrorism against other countries; to dismantle terrorist infrastructures where they exist and to remove all forms of support and funding for terrorist terrorists from all territories against any other State; and bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorist acts, "the statement said, without referring to any country.
India is pressuring Pakistan to end its policy of supporting cross-border terrorism and supporting terrorist groups in its territory.
India and Bahrain also discussed ways to further promote cooperation on cybersecurity, including the prevention of the use of cyberspace for terrorism, radicalization and disruption of social harmony.
The two sides agreed to further strengthen their cooperation in the areas of security, the fight against terrorism and the exchange of information and information, he said.
The leaders also stressed the "need for concerted action by the international community against terrorism" and "stressed the importance of a global sanction of terrorists and their organizations by the United Nations UN "
They also stated that regional connectivity projects should be based on international law, including respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States, apparently referring to China's efforts in favor of its Belt and Road initiative. (BIS).
During their talks, the two sides also noted the growing trend of bilateral trade and the existing potential for two-way investment and reaffirmed their commitment to creating a favorable environment for trade and investment.
The two countries agreed to focus on strengthening cooperation in the field of energy, covering the areas of joint exploration and training of human resources.
The two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation to enhance maritime security in the Gulf region, which is essential for the safety and security of the airways.
Both sides stressed the importance of strengthening political exchanges at the highest level, cooperation in defense and higher education, trade and economic relations and people-to-people ties.
Leaders also noted the growing trend of bilateral trade and the existing potential for two-way investment, and reaffirmed their commitment to creating a favorable environment for trade and investment.
India also welcomed Bahrain's interest in joining the International Solar Energy Alliance (ISA), recognizing its importance as an international intergovernmental organization, which has become an effective platform to facilitate deployment of solar energy.
Both sides also stressed the urgent need to continue United Nations reforms, including the Security Council by expanding both categories of membership, to make it more representative and more effective in addressing global challenges.
The two countries have also signed a memorandum of understanding on the cultural exchange program, space technology and solar energy, the statement said.
A memorandum of understanding has also been signed between BENEFIT, a Bahrainian ATM / POS company, and National Indian Payments Corporation (NPCI) for launching the map Rupay of the Gulf Kingdom, he said.

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