Afghan territory should not grow to be supply of terrorism: India, France

India and France have underlined the necessity to make sure that Afghan territory doesn’t grow to be a supply of terrorism and known as for concerted motion towards all terror teams together with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen.

At a gathering of the India-France joint working group on counter-terrorism in Paris, the 2 sides condemned terrorism in all its kinds together with cross-border terrorist actions and vowed to face collectively within the combat towards the menace, in keeping with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The two international locations recalled their willingness to coordinate actively in view of the preparation of the third version of the ‘No Money for Terror’ worldwide convention to be organised by India.

In the assembly on Tuesday, in addition they exchanged views on proscription of terrorists and entities as one of many instruments to fight terrorism and shared details about priorities and procedures for pursuing sanctions and designations towards terrorist entities and people, the MEA stated in an announcement.

It stated the 2 sides shared their evaluation of the evolution of the terrorist menace on their respective territories and of their regional surroundings.

“They also underlined the need to ensure that Afghan territory does not become a source of radicalisation and terrorism, regionally or globally and is never again used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter, recruit or train terrorists, or to plan or finance terrorist attacks in accordance with the UNSC Resolution 2593,” the MEA stated.

It stated India and France additionally exchanged views on threats posed by UN-sanctioned terrorist entities and people and emphasised the necessity for taking “concerted action” towards all terrorist networks together with al-Qaida and ISIS/Daesh in addition to LeT, JeM, and Hizbul Mujahideen.

The two sides additionally pressed for ensuring that perpetrators of terrorist assaults are systematically and expeditiously delivered to justice.

Held in a month that marks each the 13-year-anniversary of the November 2008 Mumbai assaults and the six-year-anniversary of the November 2015 Paris strikes, this assembly reaffirmed India and France’s unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its kinds, the MEA stated.

“Both sides stressed the need for all countries to ensure that territories that are under their control cannot be used to plan, launch terrorist attack against any other country, shelter or train terrorist fighters,” it stated.

The two sides exchanged views on numerous areas of cooperation within the sphere of counter-terrorism, countering unlawful narcotic medicine and arms smuggling.

The MEA stated they expressed their willingness to maintain sharing data on countering radicalisation and violent extremism, combating the financing of terrorism, stopping misuse of the web for terrorist or violent extremist functions to behave towards internationally designated entities and people.

“Both sides committed to working closely together to respond to these challenges and discussed ways to deepen engagement between their respective counterpart agencies to further advance cooperation in the sphere of counter-terrorism,” it stated.

The two sides additionally mentioned counter-terrorism cooperation in multilateral fora together with within the UN, building-up upon India’s membership of the Security Council for the 2021-2022 biennium, and on the FATF (Financial Action Task Force).