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India-Sweden talk on cooperation in counter-terrorism

IANS  |  New Delhi 

and on Thursday discussed bilateral issues, including threat from the Islamic State, radicalisation, and steps taken to counter global terror.

The talks were held between a delegations led by Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs and Trade Ann Linde and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju here.

"Both appreciated the ongoing cooperation in counter-terrorism, cyber security and anti-radicalism being pursued by the two countries and emphasised the need for close collaboration both at bilateral and multilateral levels to counter this very serious threat," a Home Ministry statement said.

Linde observed that and IS threat are big issues for Europe and urgent steps are being taken to check the same.

She shared Swedish perceptions about Brexit and challenges of refugee influx faced by her country.

While she reiterated the commitment on economic cooperation, the Swedish side offered transfer of technology and capacity building so as to make a hub for global supply chain, the statement said.

Rijiju apprised the Minister of steps taken to tackle terror as well as steps taken for de-radicalisation and counter-radicalisation of youths.

The visiting Minister showed interest for supply of equipment and other items for the modernisation of central armed police forces.

Sweden's Ambassador to Harald Sandberg and senior Home Ministry officers were present during the meeting.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 23:32 IST
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