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India for cooperative regional approach to tackle terror

india Updated: Jul 23, 2009 01:24 IST

Raising the pitch for concerted and joint fight against terrorism, India on Wednesday pressed for 'cooperative regional approaches' to defeat the scourge and early adoption by the UN of an international convention against terror.

"International terrorism, transnational crime and disaster mitigation are all areas which require cooperative regional approaches and could be considered as part of our common effort," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said while addressing the East Asia Summit of Foreign Ministers.

"I would like to point out that tackling of international terrorism requires concerted and cooperative approach," he said.

In this context, he said the early adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism by the UN General Assembly would go a long way in dealing with the menace.

The summit emphasised the need to strengthen cooperation among the countries of the region in combating terrorism and extremism. The meeting strongly condemned last week's bombings in two Jakarta hotels and termed the attack as "unjustifiable".