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India, UK to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation

ANI | Updated: Nov 17, 2018 16:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 17 (ANI): The 12th meeting of India-UK Joint Working Group on counter-terrorism was held in New Delhi on Friday.
The Indian delegation was led by Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary (Counter-Terrorism), Ministry of External Affairs of India, while the United Kingdom's delegation was led by Jane Marriot, Director of the Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit.
According to a press statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), both sides condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. They exchanged views on current counter-terrorism challenges including countering radicalisation and violent extremism, combating the financing of terrorism and preventing the use of the internet for terrorist purposes. They agreed to strengthen cooperation in dealing with these challenges.
The two sides shared assessment on the prevailing terrorist threats globally and in their region including cross-border terrorism in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.
The two delegations also deliberated upon measures to deepen counter-terrorism cooperation through regular exchange of information, mutual capacity building efforts, sharing of best practices and mutual legal assistance, the statement said.
Cooperation in multilateral fora such as United Nations and Financial Action Task Force was also discussed.
The next India-UK Joint Working Group meeting on counter-terrorism will take place in London in 2019 on a mutually convenient date. (ANI)