"Terrorism and extremism emanating from our shared neighbourhood remains a major security threat for India and for Belarus too," he said in his address at the prestigious Belarus State University.

He insisted that addressing this challenge requires greater cooperation among all nations and clarity of purpose.

The President said India has and will always remain committed to peaceful methods in its foreign policy.

Earlier, on the first leg of his two-nation tour, Mukherjee had raised the issue of terrorism while speaking at the Uppsala University in Sweden, where he deviated from his written speech and said world is not free from trouble.

"What is happening in West Asia? What is happening in different parts of the world? Whatever be the divergence of views, on the issue of terrorism, I am sure that all will agree that terrorism has no respect for any religion," he had said, adding it believes in nothing but wanton destruction.

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