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India-Israel discuss counter-terrorism measures

Posted on Feb 20, 07:40PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 20 : The 8th meeting of India-Israel Joint Working Group (JWG) on Counter Terrorism was held on Wednesday.

The Indian delegation was headed by Asoke Kumar Mukerji, Special Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs.

The Israeli delegation was co-led by Ambassador Jeremy Issascharof, Deputy Director General, Head of Strategic Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Eitan Ben David, Head of Counter Terrorism Bureau at the Prime Minister's Office.

The delegations comprised of representatives from relevant ministries and agencies of the two countries.

"Both sides exchanged perceptions of threats emanating from terrorism and emphasized their determination to fight the menace," said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a release.

"They discussed terrorist threats in regional and global arenas as well as national counter-terrorism measures, state sponsored terrorism, prevention of transfer of weapons to terrorists, cooperation in multilateral fora and lessons from 26/11 and 13/2," it said.

The two sides agreed to enhance dialogue and cooperation in the area of counter terrorism.

The 9th meeting of the JWG will be held in Israel in 2014.