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India, Israel threatened by terror because we value freedom, says President Rivlin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today once again hit out at Pakistan for ‘spreading’ terrorism and said that the international community must come together to fight the menace and states that harbour them.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 15, 2016 14:36 IST ]
PM Modi with President Reuven Rivlin at joint media
PM Modi with President Reuven Rivlin at joint media briefing in Hyderabad House.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today once again hit out at Pakistan for ‘spreading’ terrorism and said that the international community must come together to fight the menace and states that harbour them. 

In a joint press statement with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin here, the Prime Minister said that they have agreed on the need for the international community to act with resolve against terror networks and states who are giving shelters to terrorists.

“We recognise that terrorism is a global challenge, knows no boundaries and has extensive links with other forms of organised crimes. Regrettably, one of the countries of its origin and spread is in India's neighbourhood,” Modi said in his media statement after holding talks with the visiting dignitary. 

"We agreed that the international community must act with resolve and determination against terror networks and states that harbour them," Modi added.

Nothing can justify terror, says Israeli President 

In his statement, President Rivlin said that ‘both the countries are threatened by terror because we value freedom’.

He said that India and Israel share desire for peace and security and terrorism is a threat. 

“Nothing can justify terror and terror is terror,” he said.

He also said that Israel is ready to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make with India’ to make the dreams a reality. 

Meanwhile, India and Israel inked two agreements in the field of water resources management and agriculture. The agreements were signed following delegation level talks between PM Modi and Rivlin at Hyderabad House.

The two leaders noted the strength of the growing defence partnership and agreed on the need to make it more broad-based in production and manufacturing. 

The Prime Minister said that India is grateful to Israel for its clear support to India’s permanent candidature in a reformed UN Security Council. 

He said that the two countries agreed to promote educational exchanges as well as enhancing people to people contacts through greater cultural and tourism linkages. 

Earlier this morning, President Reuven Rivlin was given a ceremonial welcome in the forecourts of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prior to that, Rivlin paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

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