Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation, including support and capacity building for Maldivian security and law enforcement agencies and other relevant agencies, as well as cooperation and exchange of best practices in the areas of anti-terrorism, prevention and counter-terrorism. Violent extremism and non-extremism, according to an official statement released after the first meeting of the India-Maldives Joint Working Group on “Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Violent Extremism and Non-Extremism”.
Both sides also discussed cooperation in a multilateral forum. The Indian side was headed by MEA Secretary (West) and Vikas Swarup, and the Maldives side was headed by Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed. “India and the Maldives strongly condemned all forms and symptoms of terrorism, including cross-border terrorism, and emphasized the need to strengthen international cooperation to combat terrorism in a comprehensive and sustainable manner. Examined the threat posed by terrorist organizations under UN sanctions and emphasized the need for coordinated action against all terrorist networks. They all under their control over terrorist attacks on other nations. He emphasized the urgent need to take immediate, sustainable, verifiable and irreversible action to prevent the use of territories in India and to bring the perpetrators of such attacks to trial promptly. ” ..
Both sides also countered extremism and violent extremism, combated terrorist financing, prevented the abuse of the Internet for terrorism and violent extremism, shared information, built capacity, established institutional alliances, etc. We exchanged views on various areas of cooperation in the area of anti-terrorism. Between police, security forces, customs, immigrants and other related agencies. In addition, both sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation on drugs and drug trafficking. The debate was also informed by the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to combat terrorism, extremism and violent extremism.
India and Maldives agree to strengthen anti-terrorism capacity building mechanism
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