Doval attends meeting in Iran on counter-terrorism

Tehran: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval attended a high-level meeting with top officials from Afghanistan, China, Iran, and Russia to combat threats posed by terror outfits such as the ISIS and others.

Doval articulated India’s abiding commitment to partner in bilateral, regional and global forums for tackling the scourge of terrorism which poses a huge threat to humanity. He further highlighted that there should not be a distinction between good and bad terrorism.

Stressing on the measures to combat terrorism, Doval said, “Greater cooperation, including through information sharing for disrupting support mechanisms such as training, financing, and supply of weapons; the need for disrupting the cross-border movement of terrorists; and isolating those who support and sponsor terrorism.”

During the meeting, terrorist violence in Afghanistan was rejected unequivocally. The officials also expressed support to assist the government and defence forces of Afghanistan to deal with terrorist groups and narcotics smuggling and to assist in reconstruction and economic development of Afghanistan.

Importance was given to promoting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan which was Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.

During his visit, Doval also held separate bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Iran, Russia, and Afghanistan on issues of bilateral interest.

[source_without_link] ANI[/source_without_link]