Gandhinagar: Calling for zero tolerance on terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the time has come for all humanitarian forces to join hands to end the menace.
In his remarks at the CEO Conclave this evening, being held as a part the three-day the Vibrant Gujarat Summit here, Modi said terrorism is a threat to the humanity.
“…the time has come for all humanitarian forces to join together to resolve the problem of terrorism,” he said.
His comments came on a day when more than 40 world leaders marched through Paris to rally for unity and freedom of expression and to honour 17 victims of three days of terrorist attacks, including on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s office.
Emphasising the need for zero tolerance on terrorism, Modi said “this required political will” and added that “products should reach the needy and not terrorists”. The Prime Minister also discussed counter-terror co-operation with senior leaders of the US and Canada visiting India for the Summit.
In his meeting with the US Secretary of State John Kerry, discussions focused issues like counter-terror co-operation, besides the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama and other matters.
Counter-terror co-operation was also a key theme in the Prime Minister’s meeting with Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander.
Earlier in the day in his speech at the Summit, Modi had expressed solidarity with the people of France as they mourn their loss and come to terms with the brutal terrorist attack.
“As we see it spread around the world, let us pledge to work together to make sure that it will not succeed against the life that we have all gathered here to build, and the values that we stand for,” he said.
Kerry in his speech said no act of terror will ever stop “the march of freedom” and the entire world is with the people of France.