World must unite against terrorism: PM Modi

  • Agencies, Nay Pyi Taw
  • Updated: Nov 14, 2014 08:32 IST

From fighting terrorism to key policy roadmaps, Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed the world that he is indeed 'Man of Action'.

During his address at the East Asia Summit in the Myanmarese capital, the PM asserted that the world community must reject any linkage between religion and terrorism while formulating a "genuinely international" partnership in the fight against all forms of terror acts.

On economic issues, Modi pushed for a "balanced" Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, which gives equal emphasis to goods and services, saying this could become a "springboard" for regional integration and prosperity.

Modi also reiterated that his government accorded high priority to turn India's erstwhile "Look East" policy into an "Act East" policy. "Since entering office six months ago, my government has moved with a great sense of priority and speed to turn our 'Look East Policy' into 'Act East Policy'," Modi said.

Modi said the initiatives taken by the East Asia Summit in disaster preparedness and response are truly commendable. "No other forum brings together such a large collective weight of global population, youth, economy and military strength. Nor is any other forum so critical for peace, stability and prosperity in Asia-Pacific and the world," he said.

The one-day summit was attended by a galaxy of world leaders including US President Barack Obama, Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

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