India, Italy decide on regular info sharing to combat international terror


NEW DELHI: India and Italy have decided to join hands to counter radicalisation, terror financing and money laundering through regular exchange of information and sharing of best practices.

The 2nd meeting of the India-Italy Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group was held in New Delhi on June 13 co-chaired by Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary (Counter Terrorism), Ministry of External Affairs and Diego Brasioli, Principal Director for Security, Disarmament and non-Proliferation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

The Working Group discussed threats posed by terrorist entities globally and in their respective regions including cross border terrorism. They exchanged views on current counter-terrorism challenges including countering radicalization, terror financing and misuse of internet for terrorist purposes. They also discussed threats arising from transnational crimes and money laundering. 

The two sides deliberated upon measures to deepen bilateral cooperation for countering terrorism and transnational crimes through regular exchange of information, mutual capacity building efforts, sharing of best practices and mutual legal assistance. Cooperation in multilateral fora was also discussed. 

Source-economictimes.indiatimes.com

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