Nov 07, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be discussing issues related to counter-terrorism and boosting two-way trade with King Philippe of Belgium during his visit here that began on Monday with a trip to the iconic Taj Mahal.
This is King Philippe’s maiden visit to India since his coronation in 2013. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are leading a 90-member delegation for the week-long trip.
After wrapping up their trip in Agra, King Philippe will be meeting Modi on Tuesday for delegation-level meeting.
Both sides are expected to discuss measures aimed at enhanced bilateral and international cooperation to prevent and combat violent extremism and terrorism, including early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism and strict compliance with all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions designating terrorists and terrorist groups, sources told BusinessLine.
Both India and Belgium adhere to the principle of zero tolerance towards terrorism. During the visit of Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel in March last year post the Brussels bombing, both sides had resolved to work together to drive forward international efforts in forums like the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
In the last couple of years, Belgium has come under the shadow of terrorism with a spate of terror incidents in the country. In August this year the Belgian army had shot dead a terror suspect, who attacked three soldiers with a knife.
Source: The Hindu Business Line