Beijing, Jan 15 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today called for putting up a collective fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, saying the rise of non-state actors, often based on intolerance and narrow conceptions of identity, is a threat to all civilised nations.
''As large and diverse societies, we (India and China) are well placed to demonstrate the benefits of moderation and peaceful co-existence. The rise of non-state actors, often based on intolerance and narrow conceptions of identity, is a threat to all civilised nations,'' Dr Singh said while addressing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on the third and last day of his China trip.
In an apparent reference to Pakistan, the Prime Minister said ''Recent developments in our neighbourhood have brought home to us again the imperative need to collectively fight terrorism and extremism in all its forms.'' Dr Singh said today's international institutions, like the UN Security Council, no longer reflect reality, calling for their ''democratisation''.
''Our two countries should be at the forefront of the emergence of a more democratic global order and or multilateral approaches to resolving global issues,'' he said.
In a joint statement issued at the end of marathon talks between Dr Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao yesterday, Beijing supported India's aspirations to play a greater role in the United Nations, including in the Security Council.
Stressing that there was enough space for both India and China to grow and prosper while strengthening their cooperative engagement, the Prime Minister said the two countries must ensure creation of of a world of positive externalities and mutual prosperity, rather than one based on balance of power and animosity.
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