India, Kazakhstan exchange views on terrorist threats

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India, Kazakhstan exchange views on terrorist threats

New Delhi, May 3 (PTI) India and Kazakhstan today assessed and exchanged views on prevailing terrorist threats in their respective region, including state-sponsored, cross- border terrorism in the Af-Pak region.

During the 4th meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Counter Terrorism here, the two sides held useful discussion on the current challenges posed by various terrorist entities, radicalisation, foreign terrorist fighters, drug trafficking and misuse of cyber space for terrorist purposes, the external affairs ministry said.

The Indian delegation was led by Mahaveer Singhvi, a joint secretary in the MEA, while the visiting side was headed by Ambassador on Special Missions A D Smagulov.

The two sides also emphasised the importance of strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation through exchange of information, capacity building, mutual legal assistance, sharing of best practices on countering violent extremism and cooperating in multilateral fora such as the United Nations and the SCO, the ministry added.

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