Assessing security challenges and exchanging opinions on cross-border terrorism in South Asia, India and Kazakhstan

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The Ministry of External Affairs said in a release that Kazakhstan and India evaluated counterterrorism concerns and discussed cross-border terrorism in South Asia during a joint working group meeting.

Both sides discussed the terrorist threats in their respective regions during the Astana summit, including State-sponsored cross-border terrorism in South Asia in addition to terror actions in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

Talgat Kaliyev, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kazakhstan, led the Kazakh delegation, while KD Dewal, Joint Secretary (CT), Ministry of External Affairs, led the Indian team.

On April 8, this year, the India-Kazakhstan Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism convened its fifth meeting.

The two parties evaluated the obstacles in fighting terrorism,

The significance of enhancing counterterrorism cooperation through information sharing, training initiatives, capacity building, and collaboration in multilateral forums like the UN, EAG, and SCO was emphasised by both parties.

The sixth JWG on CT meeting will take place in India at a time that works for all parties.

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