New Delhi-The 2nd meeting of the India-Italy Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group was held in New Delhi. The two sides deliberated upon measures to deepen bilateral cooperation for countering terrorism and transnational crimes through regular exchange of information, mutual capacity building efforts, sharing of best practices and mutual legal assistance. Cooperation in multilateral fora was also discussed. Meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary Counter Terrorism, Ministry of External Affairs and Mr Diego Brasioli, Principal Director for Security, Disarmament and non-Proliferation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

The Working Group discussed threats posed by terrorist entities globally and in their respective regions including cross border terrorism. They exchanged views on current counter-terrorism challenges including countering radicalization, terror financing and misuse of internet for terrorist purposes. They also discussed threats arising from transnational crimes and money laundering.

The next meeting of the Joint Working Group will be held in Italy on a mutually convenient date.