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All countries should isolate nations aiding terror: VP Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the need of collective action from all countries to tackle terrorism and also to isolate those nations who aid and abet terror.
All countries should isolate nations aiding terror: VP Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the need of collective action from all countries to tackle terrorism and also to isolate those nations who aid and abet terror.

"Terrorism is one of the major challenges confronting the world today. All the nations must intensify their collective efforts and strive to eliminate the menace of terrorism and also isolate nations which aid and abet terrorism," he said in a joint presser along with Lithuan President Gitanas Nauseda on Saturday.

India has extended e-Visa facility to Lithuan nationals for ease of mobility, Naidu said.

Urging Lithuan businesses to take advantage of economic opportunities in India, the Vice President said, "We would also be happy to have Lithua as our energy transformation partner as India plans to generate 100 GW from solar energy by 2022."

Both countries on Saturday signed 3 MoUs to boost cultural, agricultural and legal cooperation. The signing of the agreements was witnessed by Naidu and Nauseda.

"Diversifying a historic relationship. VP @MVenkaiahNaidu and President Gitanas Nauseda of #Lithua witnessed the signing of three MoUs to strengthen agricultural, cultural and legal cooperation between the two countries," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Naidu is on a three-nation visit to the Balkan nations of Lithua, Latvia and Estonia. He arrived in Lithua on Saturday on the first leg of his visit.

The Vice President was received by the country's foreign minister Linas Linkevicius, India's Ambassador to Lithua Tsewang Namgyal and others.

Naidu proceeded to the Presidential Palace where he was received by Nauseda. Both leaders held one-on-one talks and delegation-level negotiations to review the bilateral ties.

During the talks, the two sides agreed the need to make the UN Security Council more representative to reflect the realities of today and address current global challenges.

Lithua has also backed India to have permanent membership in an expanded and reformed UN Security Council.

The Vice President received a copy of the book 'History of Lithua' in Sanskrit.

"Happy to have received a copy of the book 'History of #Lithua' in #Sanskrit. Lithuan is the oldest Indo-European language & it has strong links with Sanskrit. I hope that many more books on Lithuan history, culture and society get published in Indian languages," read a tweet from the Vice President of India.

( With inputs from ANI )

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