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Russia, Pakistan highlight common approaches to fight against Islamic State

November 22, 2016, 19:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The sides agreed to further expand Russian-Pakistani cooperation

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MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. Moscow and Islamabad have identified common approaches to struggle against the terrorist group Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) and international terrorism warlords, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after the sixth meeting of the Russian-Pakistani working group for resistance to international terrorism and other challenges to international security.

"In very specific terms topical aspects were discussed in the sphere of resistance to international terrorism, including the tasks of prevention of terrorist crimes and of its financing," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "Common approaches were identified to struggle against the Islamic State and other leaders of international terrorism. There was an exchange of opinion on such problems as the prevention of proliferation of terrorist and extremist ideas, radicalization of the population and recruitment of terrorists."

"Regional aspects of the terrorist threat were analyzed, in the first place, those in Afghanistan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East," the news agency said.

"The two parties reaffirmed their fundamental stance in favor of the need for pooling efforts by the world community, in combination with the central coordinating role of the United Nations, in the global struggle against international terrorism and extremism on the basis of norms and principles of international law, without the use of double standards," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"It was agreed to further expand Russian-Pakistani cooperation on the track of resistance to terrorism and other challenges to international security in the bilateral format and at key international venues, such as the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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