EU, India agree to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation

India and the European Union have agreed to strengthen cooperation between their security and intelligence agencies to combat the threat of terrorism and check terror financing.
During the 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue in New Delhi on Wednesday, the two sides deliberated extensively on combating terror financing and challenges posed by radicalisation and violent extremism.
In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that both sides strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. It said they “underscored the need for deepening cooperation to combat terrorism in a long term, sustained and comprehensive manner.”
The MEA said, “The two sides exchanged views and assessments on prevailing terrorist threats in their respective regions
including state-sponsored, cross-border terrorism in the Af-Pak region. ”
The ministry added that both sides agreed to “strengthen institutional linkages between Indian agencies and their European Union counterparts including Europol for closer interaction and cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism.”

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