4th India-Italy JWG on Counter-Terrorism & Organized Crime

Oct 07: The 4th meeting of the India-Italy Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime was held at the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on 6 October 2023.

​High-level Indian and Italian officials met to share views, assess domestic, regional and international terrorist threats and discuss bilateral and multilateral cooperation in fighting terrorism and transnational organized crime.

​Mr. K.D. Dewal, Joint Secretary for Counter-Terrorism in the Ministry of External Affairs and Alessandro Azzoni, Deputy Director General for Political Affairs/Principal Director for Security at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led their respective Inter-Departmental delegations.

​The two sides condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and shared their experience in preventing and countering terrorism, violent extremism, radicalization, cross-border terrorist travel and financing of terrorism. They also recalled their support for a zero-tolerance, comprehensive approach to prevent and combat terrorism based on the rule of law and emphasized the importance of effective prosecution of those responsible for terrorist acts while condemning all forms of State-sponsored terrorism.

​The two delegations also exchanged views on cooperation at the multilateral fora, such as the UN, FATF and GCTF. They also expressed commitment to advance the ongoing negotiations on a number of bilateral agreements in the spheres of judicial and police cooperation. The meeting set the path for future joint training and capacity-building programs.

​The next meeting of the joint working group will be held in Rome in 2024 on a mutually convenient date.

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