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SAARC nations resolve to work together to fight terrorism and piracy

Addu City (Maldives) , Fri, 11 Nov 2011 ANI

Addu City (Maldives), Nov 11(ANI): At the conclusion of 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Addu City, Maldives, Southsian nations resolved to root out terrorism.


The SAARC nations also called for early conclusion of the proposed UN comprehensive convention on international terrorism and completion of the ratification of the SAARC Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.


"To root out terrorism, taking into account its linkages with illegal trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and small arms and to make coordinated and concerted efforts to combat terrorism; and call for an early conclusion of the proposed UN Comprehensive Convention," a 20 point statement released at the conclusion of the two-day summit said.


In the declaration SAARC nations also pledge to initiate work towards combating maritime piracy in the region.


The statement also speaks about convening of an Inter-governmental Expert Group Meeting, finalization of the work on the elaboration of the SAARC Regional Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution, mutual recognition of academic and professional degrees and harmonization of academic standards; and establishment of long-term linkages among universities, research institutions and think-tanks in the region. By Naveen Kapoor (ANI)


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