6th Meeting of India-Japan JWG on Counter Terrorism

​May 31: The 6th Meeting of the India-Japan Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism was held in New Delhi on 29 May 2024. Mr. K.D. led the Indian delegation. Dewal, Joint Secretary (CT), Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India, and the Japanese delegation, by H.E. Ambassador Hiroyuki Minami, Representative of the Government of Japan, Ambassador in charge of International Cooperation for Countering Terrorism and International Organized Crime, Government of Japan.

Both sides exchanged views on the terrorist threats in their respective regions, including State-sponsored cross-border terrorism in South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia, and the Middle East, as well as terror activities in the Af-Pak region.

The two sides assessed counter-terrorism challenges, including the use of new and emerging technologies by terrorists, misuse of the internet for terrorist purposes, radicalization, and terror financing. Countering terror financing, organized crime, and narco-terror networks also featured in the discussions.

Both sides emphasized the importance of strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation through exchanging information, capacity building, training programs & exercises, and cooperation at the multilateral fora, such as the UN, FATF, and QUAD.

The two sides agreed to hold the 7th Meeting of JWG on CT in Tokyo on a mutually convenient date.

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