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India-Uzbekistan joint working group on counter terrorism hold 8th meeting

India-Uzbekistan joint working group on counter terrorism hold 8th meeting

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jul 2019, 05:19 pm

New Delhi, July 16 (IBNS): The 8th meeting of India-Uzbekistan Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism was held here on Tuesday.

The meeting was co-chaired by Mahaveer Singhvi, joint secretary (counter terrorism), Union ministry of external affairs and Ambassador Farhod Azriev of Uzbekistan.

The joint working group reviewed threats posed by terrorist groups worldwide and in their respective regions including cross border terrorism. They exchanged views on current counter-terrorism challenges including countering radicalization, combating financing of terrorism, preventing use of internet for terrorist purposes and returnee foreign terrorist fighters.

The two sides also deliberated upon measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the sphere of counter terrorism through information sharing, mutual capacity building and sharing of best practices. Cooperation in multilateral fora including UN, SCO-RATS and EAG was also discussed.

The next meeting of the joint working group will be held in Uzbekistan on a mutually convenient date.