Pakistan, Russia vow to combat terrorist propaganda



Russia and Pakistan have acknowledged each other’s efforts against international terrorism and resolved to continue talks on counter-terrorism financing and the spread of terrorist propaganda on the internet, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

The two sides discussed international terrorism and security challenges in the 9th meeting of a joint working group. The meeting was co-chaired by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg V Syromolotov, and Pakistan’s Additional Foreign Secretary Nabil Munir.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on matters related to the global war on terror and extremism, besides the current challenges, as well as new threats to international and regional peace and security.

Both sides recognised each other’s efforts against international terrorism. They stressed the need for greater cooperation to address the security challenges.

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They agreed that the spread of terrorist ideologies and the emergence of new forms of terrorism was a serious challenge.

The meeting also deliberated on the threats to global and regional peace, particularly in Afghanistan, the Middle East and North Africa, and Central and South Asia. Both sides agreed to expand their bilateral assistance on issues related to combating international terrorism and other security challenges.

The meeting reiterated that the two countries would work together on common issues at major international platforms such as the United Nations. The next meeting of the Joint Working Group would be held in 2022.

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