Nov 23, 2021: Russia and Pakistan have acknowledged each other’s efforts against international terrorism and pledged to continue talks on counter-terrorism financing and the spread of terrorist propaganda on the Internet, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.
The two sides discussed international terrorism and security challenges at the 9th meeting of the Joint Working Group. The meeting was co-chaired by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg V. Syromolotov and Pakistan’s Additional Foreign Secretary Nabil Munir. During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues related to the global fight against terrorism and extremism, as well as current challenges, as well as new threats to international and regional peace and security.
Both sides acknowledged each other’s efforts against international terrorism. They stressed the need for greater co-operation in tackling security challenges.
They agreed that the spread of terrorist ideologies and the emergence of new forms of terrorism is a serious challenge.
The meeting also considered threats to global and regional peace, particularly Afghanistan, the Middle East and North Africa, and Central and South Asia. The two sides agreed to increase their bilateral assistance on issues related to international terrorism and other security challenges.
The meeting reiterated that the two countries would work together on common issues on major international platforms such as the United Nations. The next meeting of the Joint Working Group will be in 2022.
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