Indonesia, New Zealand step up counterterrorism commitment

- Friday, 31/05/2024, 08:51

Indonesia's National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand strengthened their counterterrorism commitment through the 2nd meeting of the Joint Working Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism.

BNPT Head Mohammed Rycko Amelza Dahniel, in the agency's statement received on May 30, stated that the two countries have the same concern about the issue of online radicalism that targets the younger generation. 

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At the 2nd meeting of the Joint Working Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism (Photo: Antara)

At a meeting in Wellington on May 28, the two countries agreed that community resilience is a crucial aspect in the efforts to overcome terrorism, and both nations are committed to continuing various collaborations at regional and multilateral levels. 

According to Dahniel, the meeting discussed developments in the threat of terrorism and security-based extremism at the domestic level and priorities to handle them. 

The two governments also agreed to extend the agreement on countering terrorism and violent extremism in December 2023./. 

VNA