Egypt, India stress need for global commitment to countering terrorism, radical rhetoric

Sami Hegazi
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Egypt and India stressed the need for taking concerted action and global committment to countering terrorism and radical rhetoric.

This came during the third meeting of the India-Egypt Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism held in New Delhi, India. 

The Egyptian delegation was headed by Minister Plenipotentiary Mohamed Fouad, Director of the Counter-Terrorism Unit at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Indian delegation was headed by Mahavir Singhvi, Director of the Counter-Terrorism Department at the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

India and Egypt stressed the need for taking concerted action against all the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) designated terrorist entities.

 Both countries called upon all countries to take immediate, sustained and irreversible actions to ensure that no territory under their control is used as a terrorist safe haven. The two countries also called upon all nations to work towards eliminating terrorist networks, infrastructure, and financing channels and preventing the cross-border movement of terrorists.

Moreover, the two sides reviewed threats posed by terrorist groups globally. Both sides strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations including cross-border terrorism. 

The two sides agreed to further strengthen bilateral counter-terrorism collaboration, capacity-building efforts, exchanges of good practices and information sharing. 

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