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Indo-US joint working group on counter-terrorism to meet in Washington

The American delegation would be led by the acting coordinator for counter-terrorism Justin Siberell, while the Indian delegation by ministry of external affairs additional secretary Ravi Thapar. Photograph: (Getty)

PTI Washington, United States Jul 28, 2016, 03.25 AM (IST)
Indian and the United State officials will meet in Washington on Thursday for the 14th US-India counter-terrorism joint working group, an official statement said.

"The United States looks forward to continued counter terrorism exchanges with India to broaden and deepen the partnership between the two countries," the state department said yesterday.

The American delegation would be led by the acting coordinator for counter-terrorism Justin Siberell, while the Indian delegation will be led by ministry of external affairs additional secretary Ravi Thapar.

"The US-India counter-terrorism joint working group is a regularly planned policy consultation designed to advance our common agenda and opportunities for cooperation across the full range of counter terrorism issues," the statement said.

A range of topics like regional terrorist threats, information sharing, border security, and efforts to counter violent extremism, will be discussed in the meet, the statement added.

(PTI) 
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