India, Australia stand together deepening cooperation to combat terrorism

Accessing discussion and exchanging views on prevailing terrorism threats in their respective regions, India and Australia held a strategic meeting by coming together to work for counter-terrorism.
Dwelling on the terms of being strategic partners, India and Australia held the 10th Meeting of working against terrorism in New Delhi. The composite Indian delegation was led by Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary (Counter Terrorism) while the Australian delegation was led by Mr. Paul Foley, Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism.
Discussing issues related to terrorism, including the problem of cross-border terrorism in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. India and Australia also discussed contemporary counter-terrorism challenges such as radicalization and violent extremism, use of the internet for terror purposes, Foreign Terrorist Fighters etc.
In order to strengthen their stand in terms of counter-terrorism cooperation, both the countries agreed on exchanging regular exchange of information, capacity building efforts, mutual legal assistance, sharing of best practices on countering violent extremism and cooperating in the multilateral fora such as the United Nations and the FATF.
The delegations also discussed measures to combat the financing of terrorism. The next meeting of the Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism shall be held in Australia in 2019.

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