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Avoid politicisation of UN listings, FATF to disarm terrorists: PM Modi at Leader’s dialogue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended the Leaders’ Dialogue on ‘Strategic Responses to Terrorist and Violent Extremist Narratives’ at the UN headquarters in New York where he suggested the institutionalisation of “counter-terrorism cooperation at the multilateral level.”

“PM Modi suggested institutionalising counter-terrorism cooperation at the multilateral level. PM Modi said that terrorists should not be allowed to get funds and arms. For this objective to be realised, we need to avoid politicisation of mechanisms like UN listings and FATF [Financial Action Task Force]. UNGA,” a tweet by ANI quoted Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) secretary (West) Gitesh Sharma as saying.

Gitesh Verma further said that PM Modi called for global solidarity and readiness against terrorism in the same way the world has shown solidarity against challenges like climate change.

“He [PM Modi] said a terrorist attack, anywhere in the world should be considered as terrorism, not good or bad terrorism,” Gitesh Sharma said.

The dialogue was organized by a group of countries, along with the UN Secretariat, which deals with the Office of Counter-terrorism.

It was jointly hosted by the King of Jordan, President of France, Prime Minister of New Zealand and the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG).

PM Modi earlier addressed the high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage and Climate Action Summit.

At the Climate Action Summit, PM Modi said that the time for talking is over as he announced plans to increase India’s renewable energy capacity to 450 GW from 175 GW and invited countries to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure being launched by India.

PM Modi referred to his call on Independence Day for a people’s movement to end the use of single-use plastic.

At the Universal Health Coverage meet, PM Modi announced that India has set the goal of eradicating tuberculosis by 2025 noting that the dateline is five years ahead of that set by the United Nations under its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

PM Modi also apprised the UN member countries of the historic steps taken by his government to increase affordable healthcare access to far-flung areas in the country.

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