New Delhi, November 28: Exhibiting a strong bilateral relation with Romania, Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said that the world must come together in fighting terrorism, especially financing of terror-related activities and create conditions which do not encourage such acts.
At an interactive session at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), the foreign minister also said Romania "strongly supports" India's proposal in the UN for a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT). He further added, “We have to take measures to reduce and restrain different activities related to terrorism, especially financing of terrorism in different counties. And secondly, I believe we have to do our best to create conditions which would not encourage terrorism.”
"In the meantime, we have to adopt a general agreement on fighting terrorism. There is an Indian proposal at the UN (on counter-terrorism) and we are strongly supporting it," he said at the session titled 'Going Global or Staying Local: Romania's Agenda as a Connector between Europe and Asia'.
India had proposed to the UN a draft document in 1996 on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT).
Foreign Minister Melescanu, who is currently visiting India, also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after the event and the two leaders held wide-ranging talks to strengthen ties between the two countries.
"Romania's economic dynamism and favourable business climate finds suitable match in India's ever-growing economic trends opening to the world. We are aware of the economic and social policies of PM (Narendra) Modi in expanding India's economic power through ambitious investment programmes while stimulating employment and welfare of the people," he said. The Romanian foreign minister said his country "fully shares this vision".
"India's international reputation in education and Romania's growing profile in education and research and development fields should enlarge our bilateral perspectives. We are highly interested in effectively harnessing such possibilities," Melescanu said.