Tokyo, Sept.1 ANI | 4 months ago

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe on Monday stressed their shared interests with respect to energy security and a desire for a stable and peaceful Middle East, West Asia and the Gulf regions.

They expressed their deep concern over continuing turmoil and instability in the region, from diverse sources of conflict, which has had tragic and devastating impact on countries and people in the region.

According to the Tokyo Declaration for the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership, they called for the ending of regional conflicts, combating terrorism and resolving outstanding issues, they shared, was of paramount importance, not just for the people of the region, but also to the world.

They welcomed negotiations between P5+1 and Iran over the Iranian nuclear issue and urged all parties to show political will and seek common ground while accommodating differences.

The two Prime Ministers affirmed their shared determination, and called for sustained international commitment to promote Afghan-led economic development, political pluralism and capacity-building in security in Afghanistan beyond 2014 to help it become a united, independent, sovereign, stable and democratic nation free from terrorism, extremism and external interference.

(Posted on 02-09-2014)

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