6th Meeting of India-Japan Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism

The 6th Meeting of India-Japan Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism was held in New Delhi on 29 May 2024.

The Indian delegation was led by Mr. K.D. Dewal, Joint Secretary (CT), Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India, and the Japanese delegation, by H.E. Ambassador Hiroyuki Minami, Representative of the Government of Japan, Ambassador in charge of International Cooperation for Countering Terrorism and International Organized Crime, Government of Japan.

Both sides exchanged views on the terrorist threats in their respective regions, including State-sponsored cross-border terrorism in South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia, Middle East, as well as terror activities in the Af-Pak region.

The two sides assessed counter terrorism challenges, including the use of new and emerging technologies by terrorists, misuse of internet for terrorist purposes, radicalisation and terror financing. Countering terror financing, organised crime and narco-terror network also featured in the discussions.

Both sides emphasised the importance of strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation through exchange of information, capacity building, training programmes & exercises, and cooperation at the multilateral fora, such as the UN, FATF and QUAD.

The two sides agreed to hold the 7th Meeting of JWG on CT in Tokyo on a mutually-convenient date.

Source: https://www.mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/37832/6th_Meeting_of_IndiaJapan_Joint_Working_Group_on_Counter_Terrorism