Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday issued joint statement in New Delhi. Apart from his wife Emine Erdogan, the Turkish president is accompanied by senior cabinet ministers and a 150-member business delegation that will take part in a meeting of the India-Turkey Business Forum.
Prime Minister said that President Erdogan and he took stock of full range of our relations particularly our political, economic and cultural engagements. He emphasised that terrorism is a shared worry, we agreed, no impact or goal and no region can validate terrorism.
PM Modi said that nations of the world need to work as one to disrupt the terrorist networks, their financing and cross border movement of terrorists. He said that we also need to act and stand against those who create and conceive, support and sustain, shelter and spread these instruments and ideologies of violence.
"We have decided to work together to strengthen cooperation, both bilaterally and multilaterally, to effectively counter terrorism. President Erdogan and I recognise need for the UNSC to reflect the world of the 21st century and not of the century gone by," said PM Modi.
Turkish President Erdogan said that Turkey will always be by the side of India in full solidarity while battling terrorism. He said that terrorist organisations want to launch their propaganda over suffering of people, willing to create future for themselves out of victims' pain.
“In every international development that is unfolding in Asia we see India playing a important role. We should increase our business and economic relationship. If we can also start comprehensive economic relations negotiations, that would be great. It would be also good to start free trade agreement (FTA) talks. This would also add further momentum to our relations,” said Turkish President Erdogan.