India and France to deepen cooperation to tackle terrorism

3 Jun 2017

India and France today agreed to further deepen their cooperation to tackle the challenge posed by terrorism and extremism as Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron here.

Speaking at a joint press event after holding wide- ranging talks, the two leaders voiced concern over the growing threat of terrorism worldwide. "Terrorism is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today," Prime Minister Modi said, adding that France understands the threat posed by the menace. He said terrorism is visible and it affects entire world, including France and India. "World needs to unite to defeat the menace of terrorism," the Prime Minister stated.

Macron said that the issue of tackling terrorism was discussed at length during his talks with Prime Minister Modi and France fully supports India's fight against terrorism. The two countries agreed to fight terrorism in all its forms, he added. Modi said India and France enjoy deep-rooted ties and the two nations have been working together for a very long time, bilaterally and multilaterally.