India, US to intensify cooperation on anti-terror fight: Modi

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Washington, Sep 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama Tuesday discussed the issue of terrorism, including in West Asia, and agreed to cooperate in counter-terrorism measures and in intelligence sharing.

Modi, addressing a joint press conference with Obama after their summit-level talks here, said that they had also discussed climate change and agreed to cooperate in that field and on Afghanistan and the Ebola virus disease crisis.

He said they discussed terrorism in detail and agreed to intensify their cooperation in counter-terror cooperations and intelligence sharing.

On international issues, both sides found grounds of convergence and discussed peace and security in the Asia-Pacific and India's "Look East and Link West" policy, Modi said.

On Afghanistan, both agreed to continue to help the violence-hit nation and agreed on the need to coordinate more in that field.

On the outbreak of Ebola crisis in west Africa, both agreed that it was an issue of great crisis. Modi informed Obama that India has given $12 million to fight the virus outbreak.


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