Israel and India discuss regional and global terrorist threats and counter-terrorism measures.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The 6th Meeting of India-Israel Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism was held on 13 March 2007 at New Delhi. It was preceded by the 3rd round of Dialogue on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation on 12 March 2007. The Israeli delegation was led by Ms. Miriam Ziv, Deputy Director General, Strategic Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while the Indian side was headed by Mr. K. C. Singh, Additional Secretary (International Organizations), Ministry of External Affairs.

The two sides discussed terrorist threats in the regional and global contexts as well as national counter-terrorism measures, combating terrorist financing, transfer of weapons to terrorists, the threat of narco-trafficking and cooperation at multilateral forums. The two sides exchanged views on the global fight against the menace of terrorism and agreed to enhance dialogue and cooperation to counter it. They also agreed that terrorism is a global phenomenon and no country is safe from it.

During the 3rd Round of Dialogue on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, the two sides had an extensive exchange of views on different issues related to disarmament and non-proliferation. The dialogue was productive and useful. It provided an opportunity to underline the mutual commitment to non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the means if the delivery.

The next meeting of the India-Israel Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism and the next round of Dialogue on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation will take place in Israel.