Pakistan, EU reiterate resolve to jointly combat terrorism

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Pakistan and the European Union have reiterated their resolve to jointly combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

The resolve was expressed at the seventh round of Pakistan-EU Political Counter-Terrorism dialogue in Brussels, Belgium.

Pakistan side was led by Director General Counter Terrorism, Ahmad Farooq while the EU side was led by Director for Security Policy, Pawel Herczynski.

Both sides agreed on the need for a comprehensive approach to terrorism, based on the rule of law and protection of human rights.

They also reiterated their determination to work together for promoting international cooperation through fora such as the Financial Action Task Force and the Global Counter Terrorism Forum.

The EU side appreciated Pakistan’s increasing efforts in fighting terrorism and emphasized the need for increased engagement on preventing and countering radicalization.

The two sides underlined the importance of interfaith dialogue and harmony as a key to promote tolerance and social cohesion in the society.