Sushma calls to counter ter­ror­ism

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Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj on Fri­day called for co­op­er­a­tion in coun­tert­er­ror­ism ef­forts and en­hanced con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween mem­ber states of the Shang­hai Co­op­er­a­tion Or­gan­i­sa­tion (SCO). “Ter­ror­ism re­mains the most over­whelm­ing threat to our com­mon goals of devel­op­ment and pros­per­ity,” Sushma Swaraj said while ad­dress­ing the 17th Coun­cil of Heads of Gov­ern­ment meet­ing of the SCO here. “As the foot­print of ter­ror­ism ex­pands, gov­ern­ments must as­sume their na­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity and co­op­er­ate with each other,” she said. “In­dia has ac­tively sup­ported the SCO Qing­dao Sum­mit Lead­ers’ ‘Ap­peal to Youth’ against rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion of youth.” The SCO is a Eurasian in­ter-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion, the cre­ation of which was an­nounced in 2001 in Shang­hai by Kaza­khstan, China, Kyr­gyzs­tan, Rus­sia, Ta­jik­istan and Uzbek­istan. It was pre­ceded by the Shang­hai Five mech­a­nism.

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