SCO Countries Pledge To Cooperate Against Terrorism

SCO countries pledge

SCO countries pledge to cooperate against terrorism, fundamentalism, Doval, and Pak NSA were also present.

During the SCO meeting, the national security advisers of member countries pledged cooperation in the joint fight against international terrorism, extremism, and separatism.

According to the agenda of the SCO meeting, the meeting took place in Dushanbe on Wednesday.

NSAs of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries discussed cooperation against religious fundamentalism and risks of increasing international organized crime, arms, and drug trafficking.

It was also emphasized that the regional counter-terrorism structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) can play an important role.

SCO can ensure regional security and strengthening ties among member states in countering the threats and challenges of the modern world.

The meeting also discussed cooperation among member states in ensuring reliable information security.

Joint fight against cybercrime and issues of biological security and food security in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting was addressed by Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon. Indian NSA Ajit Doval was also one of the participants of the meeting.

Pakistani NSA Moeed Yusuf also attended this meeting. He had earlier said that there is no possibility of a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart on the sidelines of the SCO meeting.

In September last year, Ajit Doval walked out of the SCO’s virtual meeting of National Security Advisors after Pakistan showed a ‘fictitious’ map in violation of the agenda of the SCO gathering.

However, in recent months, the rhetoric against India by the Pakistani political and military leadership has softened somewhat.

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said in April that stable connectivity between India and Pakistan is the key to unlocking the potential of South and Central Asia.

In February, India and Pakistan Military Commanders agreed to strictly adhere to the 2003 ceasefire agreement.

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