State-sponsored terrorism is the biggest threat today: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his first travel abroad after taking charge for a second term addressed the Maldivian Parliament, the Majlis on Saturday.

Addressing the Maldivian Parliament he said that state-sponsored terrorism is the biggest threat right now.

“Terrorism is a danger not just for a country but the entire civilization. State-sponsored terrorism is the biggest threat today. It is important for the world community to come together to fight the challenge of terrorism and radicalization,” he said addressing the Maldivian Parliament, Majlis.

Stressing upon the need to have a global conference on terrorism, he said, “Terrorism is a danger not just for a country or region but an entire civilization. State-sponsored terrorism is the biggest threat today. It is time for a global conference on terrorism.”

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Talking about the significance of India-Maldivian ties, PM Modi said, “‘ Neighborhood First’ is our priority. Relations between India and Maldives are older than history. From time immemorial, blue waters have washed our shores. They have also nourished our cultures and civilisations.”

PM Modi also promised India’s contribution in conservation of Maldives Friday mosque and said, “I felt great to have announced today that India will contribute in the conservation of Maldives’ Friday Mosque. There’s no such mosque elsewhere in the world like this historical mosque made up of coral.”

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Nishan Izzuddeen, the Maldives’ highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries, during his visit to the Island Nation.

The Indian Prime Minister is on a two-day bilateral visit to the Maldives. On his arrival in the country, he received a ceremonial welcome at the Republic Square in Male.

(With ANI inputs)

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