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India, Oman call for isolating sponsors of terrorism

Press Trust of India  |  Muscat 

and will coordinate efforts to counter the "misuse" of religion by groups and states for perpetrating acts of as they called for isolating its sponsors, in an apparent reference to

According to a joint statement issued today at the end of Narendra Modi's two-day visit to during which he met bin Said, the two leaders exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest, including the security situation in West and

"The two sides acknowledged the common threat posed by to peace and security and agreed to continue working together bilaterally, regionally and globally to counter this menace," said the statement.

It said the two leaders called for isolating the sponsors and supporters of and agreed that the international community should take urgent action against all such entities, which support terrorism and use it as an instrument of policy.

"The two sides agreed to coordinate efforts to counter extremism and radicalisation and misuse of religion by groups and countries for inciting hatred and perpetrating acts of terrorism," the statement said, indirectly referring to Pakistan, which is blamed for providing safe havens to terrorists and training Islamist militants.

Modi and decided to promote the experiences of and in building inclusive societies as effective models in countering extremism and radicalisation.

"The two sides underlined the importance of coordinated efforts to disrupt terrorist networks, their financing and movement," it said, adding that they called for an early conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism in the

The two leaders voiced serious concerns over the misuse of cyber space as a medium to promote subversive and extremist ideologies. They agreed to enhance cooperation in this field.

Recognising their common responsibility towards promoting regional peace and security, the two sides underlined the importance of further cementing bilateral strategic engagement, especially in the areas of security and defence.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:15 IST