SAARC meet on anti-terrorism mechanism next week

New Delhi: Top security experts from SAARC countries will meet here for two days next week to strengthen the anti-terrorism mechanism for South Asia.

The second meeting of the High-Level Group of Eminent Experts from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries will be held on September 22 and 23, an official statement said.

The aim of the meeting is to strengthen SAARC anti-terror mechanism, it said.

The first such meeting was held in New Delhi in February 2012.

The agenda of the meeting includes functioning of SAARC Terrorist Offences Monitoring Desk (STOMD) and the SAARC Drug Offences Monitoring Desk (SDOMD), countering terrorism and strengthening anti-terrorism mechanisms in SAARC, intelligence sharing and police cooperation, human resource development and relationship building, combating corruption and cyber crimes, among others.