Terrorism is the biggest enemy of humanity: PM Modi in Spain

RSTV Bureau

PM Narendra Modi met Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy at La Moncloa Palace  and underlined the need for boosting bilateral cooperation in fighting terrorism that has affected both the countries.He also met the top leaders of Spain to discuss issues of mutual interests and said that he discussed terrorism with the leaders.

Prime Minister praised the Spanish president saying under Rajoy’s leadership the country has undergone economic reforms “which is also the biggest priority of my government.”

He said railways, smart cities and infrastructure sectors were the priority areas for India and Spain has “enough skills and mastery” to contribute to India’s requirements.

Modi said he is confident that his visit to Spain – the first by an Indian prime minister since 1988 – will give a new momentum to bilateral ties.

PM addressed a press conference after meeting the Spain President and said that terrorism is the biggest enemy of humanity.

PM addressed a press conference after meeting the Spain President and said that terrorism is the biggest enemy of humanity.

“Terrorism is one of the biggest enemies of humanity. Spain and India, both countries should work together to tackle terrorism,” said the PM.

PM Modi also said that the two countries, India and Spain, “can cooperate in so many areas, including infrastructure. We must have even closer economic ties”. Mentioning terrorism, Modi said, “Terrorism is a challenge for all of our societies, we get to hear a lot about terror attacks these days.”

On the second leg of his four-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Madrid, Spain.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been on a four-nation visit to Germany, Spain, Russia and France to boost bilateral relations and seek investment.

On May 30, Modi met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and signed a total number of eight MoUs. Chancellor Merkel welcomed the Indian prime minister and said that India and Germany witnessed “signing of no. of agreements/declaration of intent, total of 1 billion euros goes into development cooperation”.

 

External Affairs Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay termed the meeting a “fresh impetus to a multifarious relationship”.

Modi, in a private convesation with Rajoy, called for strengthening bilateral cooperation to fight terrorism as “both our countries” have faced the security challenge.