Russia and Pakistan agree to expand cooperation in the fight against terrorism

23 November

Moscow and Islamabad have agreed to further expand cooperation in countering international terrorism and other security challenges following Monday's ninth meeting of the Russia-Pakistan Working Group on Countering International Terrorism and Other Security Challenges in Moscow, which was co-chaired by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov and his Pakistani counterpart Nabil Munir.

"As part of the current dialogue, which is of a strategic nature, Russia and Pakistan exchanged assessments of global and regional terrorist threats (in particular, in Afghanistan, the Middle East and North Africa region, Central and South Asia). An agreement was reached on further expansion of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on combating international terrorism and other challenges to security," said in a statement the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The ministry stressed that both sides praised the efforts undertaken by Russia and Pakistan in the fight against international terrorism and reaffirmed their commitments to combat the spread of terrorist propaganda in the information space, particularly on the Internet, as well as the "phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters." "They emphasized that the spread of terrorist ideology and the emergence of new forms of terrorism pose a serious threat," the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out. - "The sides also confirmed their intentions to continue the dialogue on combating the financing of terrorism".

The Foreign Ministry noted that the diplomats spoke in favor of continuing joint work on issues of mutual interest at key international platforms such as the United Nations (UN) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). "The next meeting of the Working Group is planned for 2022," the ministry added.



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Based on materials from TASS