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India, Germany need to strengthen counter-terror cooperation: President Kovind

Prime News, National and International, New Delhi, November 2:- Underlining that Indo-German relations are progressing well, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said both countries need to strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism and coordinate their positions at meetings of the Financial Action Task Force, an intergovernmental organisation to combat money laundering.

Welcoming German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is on a two-day visit to India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Kovind said both countries are rightful claimants to a permanent membership of a reformed UN Security Council. “In this regard, our cooperation as part of G-4 is important,” he said.

Kovind said that given strong commercial ties with Germany, India considers its support important in mobilising efforts within the European Union for early resumption and conclusion of a balanced EU-India Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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