At SCO meeting in Dushanbe, NSAs of member countries pledge to unite against terrorism, radicalism

During the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet in Dushanbe on Wednesday, National Security Advisors of member countries pledged to fight international terrorism, extremism, separatism, radicalism, risks of increasing transnational organized crime, arms and drug trafficking.

The meeting also stressed SCO’s regional anti-terrorism structure playing an important role in ensuring regional security and strengthening ties between member states in combating threats and challenges of the modern world.

NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Moeed Yusuf attend the meeting 

During the meeting, member countries discussed cooperation in ensuring reliable information security, the joint fight against cybercrime and the issues of biological security and food security in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon addressed the meeting.

Indian NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Moeed Yusuf also attended this meeting.

Putting an end to speculation, Yusuf had earlier stated that there is no possibility of a bilateral meeting with Doval on the sidelines of the SCO meet.

Last year in September, NSA Doval stormed out of the SCO’s virtual meeting after Pakistan showed a “fictitious” map violating the agenda of the gathering.

Pak must be held accountable for aiding & abetting terrorism: India at UNHRC

On Tuesday, India, at a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, said the time has come for holding Pakistan accountable for aiding and abetting terrorism and also referred to increasing cases of forced conversions of underage girls, enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings and arbitrary detentions of political activists and minorities there.

India also slammed Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue and making “unfounded and irresponsible” allegations during an interactive dialogue on an annual report.

Pawan Kumar Badhe, the first secretary in India’s permanent mission to the UN in Geneva, further said that Pakistan, as its state policy, continues to provide pensions to dreaded and listed terrorists and hosts them on its territory.


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