ISLAMABAD – Yesterday, Pakistan and Russia recognized and appreciated their mutual efforts in the fight against international terrorism and stressed the need for greater collaboration between the two countries.
The 9th meeting of the Russian-Pakistani Joint Working Group on Combating International Terrorism and Other Security Challenges was held in Moscow on Monday with the participation of representatives of the competent authorities of the two states.
The meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Oleg V Syromolotov and Deputy Secretary of Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry Nabeel Munir, according to a joint statement released here.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged ideas and discussed a wide range of issues related to the global fight against terrorism and extremism, including existing challenges as well as new and emerging threats to peace. and international and regional security.
Russia and Pakistan recognized and appreciated their mutual efforts in the fight against international terrorism, stressed the need for greater collaboration between the two countries to address security challenges and renewed their commitment to fight against the spread of terrorist propaganda in the information space, in particular on the Internet, and the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters.
They stressed that the spread of the terrorist mindset and ideologies and the emergence of new forms of terrorism posed a serious challenge. The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to continue the dialogue on the fight against the financing of terrorism.
As part of this strategic dialogue, Russia and Pakistan have engaged in an in-depth exchange of assessments of global and regional terrorist threats, in particular in Afghanistan, the Middle East and North Africa, and in Central and South Asia. South, according to the press release.
The Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan agreed to further expand their bilateral engagement on issues related to countering international terrorism and other security challenges and reaffirmed their willingness to work closely together on issues related to countering international terrorism and other security challenges. issues of common interest within key international platforms like the United Nations and regional bodies like the SCO. The next meeting of the Working Group will take place in 2022.