Asia News Desk!!! India and Russia have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation bilaterally and in other multilateral fora during the 12th India-Russia Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism. The 12th round of bilateral consultations of the India-Russia Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism took place in Moscow from 3 to 4 May, which was attended by Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs. Official sources said the bilateral consultations also focused on UN and multilateral issues, with both sides sharing their experiences in combating terrorism and extremism and discussing current terrorist threats at the global and regional level.
The statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said- The Russian side appreciated India’s role as the chair of the UN Security Council’s Anti-Terrorism Committee in 2022 and welcomed the adoption of the New Delhi Declaration, which seeks to identify new terrorist organizations for terrorist purposes. and focused on countering the use of emerging technologies. The Joint Working Group was co-chaired by Verma and Oleg Syromolotov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Representatives of relevant departments and agencies of both sides also participated in the meeting. India-Russia bilateral consultations on UN-related issues were held on 4 May between Verma and Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Vershinin. The two sides held wide-ranging discussions on a range of issues, including the reform of the United Nations Security Council. The statement said that Russia reiterated its support for India as a permanent member in a reformed UN Security Council.
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