Bern: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appealed for Switzerland’s support to strengthen global efforts to put an end to terrorism.
Kovind underlined that India has been a victim of state-sponsored terrorism for decades. He was addressing the Federal Council of Switzerland, the highest executive authority of the country.
” The scourge of terrorism is among the gravest challenges that the world faces today. India has been a victim of state-sponsored terrorism for decades and it seeks Switzerland’s support to enhance global efforts to defeat and destroy all manifestations of terrorism,” Kovind said.
The President emphasised that there is a need to strengthen India-Switzerland joint work in the multilateral arena. He said that in order to be effective, international institutions need to reflect the realities of the contemporary world. He thanked Switzerland for its consistent support for India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. He said that India is committed to working with Switzerland to fight climate change. India also looks forward to Switzerland joining the International Solar Alliance.