G20 Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the terrorism issue, seeks world unity

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

 

Indian  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently completed his landmark three day visit to the United Kingdom, will address the G20 Leaders Summit over several issues. The prime agenda is to unite the world community to fight against  terrorism.

PM Modi tweeted the details of his arrival  at Antalya, from the UK:

Vikas Swarup, spokesperson for the external affairs ministry, also tweeted the PM’s arrival at the G20 summit:


Describing the barbaric terror assaults in France as an “attack on humanity”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the UN to define terrorism before it is too late, so that the world knows who is backing terror and who is against it.

Condemning the terror attacks in Paris, that claimed over 120 lives, Modi said, “What happened in Paris yesterday is an attack on humanity and the world should accept that it is not an attack on Paris, not an attack on French citizens, not an attack on France but an attack on humanity.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to raise issues related to terrorism, climate change, and global cooperation, to unearth black money, among others, during the two-day G-20 Summit beginning Sunday, where talks would be dominated by attacks in Paris, and the on-going war in Syria.

The Summit of leaders from the 20 top economies of the world, being held at a time when the global economic growth is slowing down, is expected to be attended by US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping, among others.

As the  world leaders congregate in this Turkish resort town, the  November 13 ghastly terror attacks in Paris, ongoing war in nearby Syria, the migrant crisis in the region, and the need for strengthening the crackdown against terrorism will take centre stage.

French President Francois Hollande cancelled his visit for the G20 meeting in the wake of the attack. The host country has been pressing for a discussion at the 10th G20 Summit on the conflicts in Syria and the worst migrant crisis since World War II.

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