Modi, Irish PM talk terror

Jaswinder Singh Baidwan

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Staff member
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought Ireland’s support for India’s membership of UN Security council and international export control regimes, including NSG, during wide-ranging talks with his Irish counterpart which also covered global challenges like terror and radicalisation.
During his nearly five-hour stopover en route to the US, Modi, who is the first Indian PM to visit Ireland in 59 years, held talks with his Irish counterpart Enda Kenny after which he hoped that Ireland’s visa policy will be sensitive to the requirements of India’s IT firms.
“I was pleased to exchange views on a broad range of international challenges, including terrorism, radicalisation and the situation in Europe and Asia,” Modi said at a joint media event with Kenny. He noted that their discussions underlined the importance of closer cooperation between the two countries which share democratic values and are consistent advocates of international peace and stability.
Thanking Ireland for its support which was crucial for India-specific exemption from NSG in 2008, Modi said, “I have sought Ireland’s support. India’s NSG membership will deepen our bilateral cooperation.”