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Terrorism an enemy of basic human rights: Sushma Swaraj at SCO meet

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Published : Apr 24, 2018, 12:41 pm IST
Updated : Apr 24, 2018, 12:48 pm IST

Swaraj also called for identifying states that encourage and finance terrorism and provide sanctuary to terror groups.

Sushma Swaraj, during her address at the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers, raised the issue of global terrorism and protectionism. (Photo: MEA/Twitter)
 Sushma Swaraj, during her address at the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers, raised the issue of global terrorism and protectionism. (Photo: MEA/Twitter)

New Delhi/Beijing: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights and the fight against it should also identify states that encourage, support and finance the menace and provide sanctuary to terror groups.

Swaraj, during her address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers here, raised the issue of global terrorism and protectionism.

There are a number of challenges that are being faced by the world today, foremost being the threat of global terrorism and the imminent need to build a strong security architecture to combat it, the minister said.

"Terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights: of life, peace and prosperity," Swaraj said.

"Protectionism in all its forms should be rejected and efforts should be made to discipline measures that constitute barriers to trade. India is committed to working with the SCO to strengthen our economic and investment ties," she said.

We believe that economic globalization should be more open, inclusive, equitable and balanced for mutual benefits," Swaraj added.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday was welcomed by China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) ministerial meeting.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also landed in Beijing earlier on Tuesday to attend preparatory meetings with the External Affairs Minister on the sidelines of the SCO meeting.

On Monday Swaraj met China's President Xi Jinping along with the Foreign Ministers of various other countries who had come to attend the SCO summit.

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