Russia, Pakistan discuss combatting terrorism, challenges to security

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

The 9th meeting of the Russia-Pakistan Joint Working Group on Combatting International Terrorism and Other Challenges to Security took place in Moscow on Monday with the participation of representatives of competent authorities of the two States.

The meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. Oleg V. Syromolotov and Additional Secretary, Ministry of

Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Nabeel Munir, says a statement issued from Moscow and Islamabad.

During the meeting the sides exchanged ideas and discussed a broad range of issues related to global fight against terrorism and extremism, including existing challenges as well as new and emerging threats to international and regional peace and security.

Russia and Pakistan acknowledged and appreciated each other’s efforts in countering international terrorism, underscored the need for greater collaboration between the two countries on addressing the challenges to security and renewed their commitment to counter the spread of terrorist propaganda in the information space, particularly on the Internet, and the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters.

 

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