Vershinin and Shah met in Islamabad to review the two countries’ experience in fighting terrorism and extremism, and assessed current global and regional terrorist threats, the Ministry reported.
They also reaffirmed their readiness to strengthen constructive counterterrorism cooperation both bilaterally and as part of joint work in international organizations, primarily the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Russian Foreign Ministry noted.
Vershinin and Shah also exchanged views on pressing issues on the international and regional agendas, “with a focus on the situation in Afghanistan, the Palestine-Israel conflict, and Ukraine.”
During the meeting, the two diplomats paid particular attention to “the problem of countering radicalization, the use of modern technologies for terrorist purposes, the spread of extremist ideology, financing, and other material support for terrorism.”
“The working group’s next meeting will be held in Moscow in 2024 on a date that has not been set yet,” the Russian Foreign Ministry noted.