Attending the crucial Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Foreign Ministers’ meeting, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj strongly raised terrorism issue.
The meeting is being held in China.
Without naming Pakistan, Minister Swaraj said that terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights and the fight against it should also identify States that encourage, support and finance the menace.
She also mentioned that states who provide sanctuaries to such terrorists need to be identified.
The meeting is also attended Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.
The criminal terrorist militias are not impeded by borders as they seek to destroy the architecture of international stability and build walls of fear in societies that believe in pluralism, she said.
She said that it is indeed important that we urgently resolve to establish Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that India proposed more than two decades ago in the United Nations.
On trade and investment and rising threat of trade war between US and China, Minister Swaraj said that protectionism in all its forms should be rejected and efforts should be made to discipline measures that constitute barriers to trade.