Home Ministry of affairs India and Singapore condemn terrorism and stress the need for international cooperation

India and Singapore condemn terrorism and stress the need for international cooperation


May 21, 2022 8:32 p.m. STI

Singapore, 21st May (ANI): India and Singapore have underscored their commitment to counter-terrorism cooperation while condemning terrorism in all its forms, besides emphasizing the importance of enhancing international collaboration to combat terrorism.
At the 4th Meeting of the Joint India-Singapore Working Group (JWG) on Countering Terrorism and Transnational Crime held in Singapore from May 18-19, the two nations strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms. forms and manifestations.
“As strategic partners, India and Singapore have strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms, including cross-border terrorism, and underscored the need for enhanced international cooperation to combat terrorism comprehensively,” reads- on in a statement from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary for Counter Terrorism, Ministry of External Affairs, India and Puah Kok Keong, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore co-chaired the meeting.

The JWG also stressed that all countries must take immediate and sustained action to ensure that no territory under their control is used for terrorist attacks against others and agreed on the need to bring perpetrators of these terrorist attacks.
The two sides discussed issues relating to the challenges facing the fight against terrorism, including cross-border movements of terrorists, the fight against the financing of terrorism, the fight against radicalization and the prevention of Internet exploitation at terrorist purposes.
Discussions also took place on national, regional and global terrorist threats, cybercrime, drug trafficking and the link between terrorism and transnational organized crime.
Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to working closely together to address these challenges and discussed ways to deepen engagement between their respective agencies, particularly in the area of ​​information sharing and best practices, law enforcement and capacity building to counter terrorism and transnational crimes.
The JWG also exchanged views on deepening cooperation in multilateral fora such as the UN, ASEAN and FATF. (ANI)