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India, Australia can do more in tackling terrorism threat: Harinder Sidhu

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and can do more in tackling the threat of terrorism, besides strengthening economic order in the region, according to the Australian to Harinder

"and can do in global and regional responses to the threat of was a co-sponsor of the UNSC resolution which led to the listing of terrorist Masood Azhar," said.

He was delivering an address titled 'The India-Australia partnership in the - contributing to the region' before the here.

"We have a growing annual counter-dialogue and are developing practical cooperation on responding to the threat in South and Southeast Asia," he added.

Sidhu's statement has come days after called upon the communities to unite in the fight against and radicalisation, during his historic address in the

"Modi has highlighted the threat which terrorism poses for all our societies during his recent visits to the and We both support an effective Financial Action Taskforce which addresses the financing of terrorism," said.

Sidhu stressed the importance of concluding the (RCEP) partnership among India, China, Australia and other ASEAN countries.

"When it comes to trade, is a leader and an Asian and powerhouse. For that it reason it is vital India plays a greater role in shaping the regional trading order," Sidhu said.

"When it comes to trade, India is a leader and an Asian and Indo- For that it reason it is vital India plays a greater role in shaping the regional trading order. Successfully concluding RCEP - which includes India, and the ASEAN countries as well as Australia - will help shape the regional rules and norms governing trade, investment and the broader economy," he added.

RCEP countries represent almost half the world's population and over 30 per cent of global GDP.

"Concluding a high-quality RCEP will expand regional trade and investment. It will strengthen regional supply chains. And it will create a platform to drive ongoing economic reform. Very importantly, it deals India into regional economic integration. Australia is keen to work with India on RCEP," he said.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 23:13 IST