India, US hold first Counter-Terrorism Designations Dialogue

NEW DELHI– Indian authorities on Tuesday said that the inaugural India-US Counter-Terrorism Designations Dialogue was held on 18th and 19th of December in New Delhi.

The dialogue is aimed at discussing increasing bilateral co-operation between the two nations on terrorism-related designations, a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs soon after the bilateral talks said.

“The establishment of this mechanism reflects shared Indian and US commitments to strengthen cooperation against terrorist threats,” the statement added.

Participants from both the countries shared views on accepted procedures, through domestic and global mechanisms, for pursuing designations against terrorist groups and individuals.

Practical issues pertaining to the effective implementation of the designations of terror groups and individuals were also discussed, the statement further said.

The second India-US Counter-Terrorism Designations Dialogue would be hosted in 2018 by the US government.

Source: Kuwait News Agency