Krishna urges China to help India in fight against terrorism

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Beijing, Apr 6 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today urged China to come forward to help India in combating terrorism

Addressing intellectuals here, Krishna said China should think seriously on the issue of terrorism, as this menace is not confined to any particular country or a region and can spread anytime or anywhere Krishna said he has taken up this issue at the United Nations and has asked China to join this bandwagon.

He said that in view of the multi-dimensional threats posed by terrorism, it has become necessary to step up the fight against the menace under the United Nations umbrella.

Referring to the recent terrorist attacks, including the one in Pune Maharashtra, Krishna said terrorism was no more confined to a particular country or region, and hence there was a need to guard against "imported" terrorism.

"Terrorism has spread to very many countries, which have not heard of terror, (in the past). Hence, it is necessary for every country to guard itself against terrorism, which emanates from within, and terrorism which is imported from outside," he said.

Later speaking Indian businessmen based in China, Krishna said last year had been year of recession and the time has come that we should recover from it through our innovative efforts and ideas.

"The last few years have been good for Indo-China trade, as before last year, trade between India and China was close to 50 billion dollars," he added.

He advised businessmen to work on the import or export of those items or commodities that can give better returns.

To strengthen relations further and on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Indo-China diplomatic relations, the Indian Government is going to organize various cultural events throughout China. The main idea is to penetrate the minds of Chinese through cultural exchange. By Lokendra Singh(ANI)

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