Highlighting the complexity of the terrorism panorama and emphasizing the significance of ongoing vigilance, Pakistan and Russia held a joint dialogue on international and regional terrorist threats. The actual focus of the discussions was on the conditions of their respective neighbourhoods.
Senior officers from each nations addressed the difficulty of combating terrorism through the tenth assembly of the Russia-Pakistan Joint Working Group on Combating Worldwide Terrorism and Different Challenges to Safety, held on November 16.
“The two sides discussed at length the global and regional terrorist threats, with a particular focus on the situations in Afghanistan, Central and South Asia, and North Africa. The dialogue underscored the complexity of the terrorism landscape and the need for continued vigilance,” an announcement from Pakistan’s ministry of international affairs stated.
The 2 sides outlined their respective nationwide methods and measures in combating terrorism. Pakistan and Russia shared their experiences and greatest practices, highlighting the significance of nationwide efforts within the broader combat towards terrorism, it stated.
The assembly was co-chaired by Ambassador Syed Haider Shah, Further Overseas Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Affairs of Pakistan, and Ambassador Sergey Vershinin, Deputy Overseas Minister of the Russian Federation. It was attended by specialists from competent businesses of each states.
An identical assertion from the Russian embassy in Pakistan stated the 2 sides “reaffirmed their readiness to strengthen constructive counter-terrorism cooperation each on a bilateral foundation and in worldwide organisations, primarily on the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
“The assembly additionally centered on countering radicalisation, stopping the usage of trendy applied sciences for terrorist functions, the unfold of terrorist and extremist ideology, and curbing the financing and different materials help of terrorism, it added.
Each the nations agreed on the “need for comprehensive strategies to counter these challenges” even because the assembly concluded with a reaffirmation of the dedication of each Pakistan and Russia to proceed their cooperation within the combat towards terrorism.
The following assembly of the Working Group can be held in Moscow in 2024.The Russian assertion additionally stated that Vershinin was acquired by Pakistan’s Overseas Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and had a separate assembly with Shah.
“The two sides had a detailed exchange of views on topical international and regional issues of mutual interest with a focus on the situation in Afghanistan, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and Ukraine,” it stated.
With PTI inputs.