India, Israel to intensify war on terror

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New Delhi, Mar 13: India and Israel have decided to intensify war on terror, prevention of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other complementary aspects, including taking steps to initiate national inspection of exports.

The decisions were taken at the seventh meeting of the Israel-India Joint Working Group (JWG) on war on terror and the fourth meeting on disarmament and prevention of proliferation, convened in Jerusalem on March 10-11, officials said here today. Mr Vivek Katju, Additional Secretary (International Organizations) in the External Affairs Ministry, headed the Indian delegation while the Israeli side was led by Ms Miriam Ziv, Deputy Director General of the Division for Strategic Affairs.

Among other issues, the two sides discussed global and regional terror threats, the threat imposed by drug trafficking, cyber terrorism and cooperation in international fora.

They also exchanged views on regional and international efforts in the war against terror.

Within the framework of the fourth meeting on issues of disarmament and prevention of proliferation, the two sides exchanged views on various issues relating to disarmament, weapon control and prevention of proliferation.

The discussions covered issues related with international organizations, including the UN Disarmament Commission and the General Assembly.


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