Union Home minister Amit Shah will be part of the third ministerial “No Money for Terror” meeting, organised by the Indian government on November 18 and 19 in New Delhi. The conference will see participation by representatives from 75 countries to discuss about issues related to terror financing, said sources.
The primary agenda of the conference will be the global trends in terrorism, financing avenues for terrorists, emerging technologies regarding terrorist financing, use of formal and informal channels for terrorism funding, and requisite international collaboration to address related challenges, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a statement.
“The hosting of this conference shows the importance being given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government to the issue of international terrorism as well as its zero-tolerance policy against this menace and having discussions on this issue in the international community,” said the ministry.
The ministry said that the Indian home minister will reiterate India’s determination to fight terrorism and its support systems.
“This conference aims to progress the discussions on combating terrorist financing held by the international community in the previous two conferences in Paris (2018) and Melbourne (2019). It also intends to include discussions on technical, legal, regulatory, and cooperation aspects of all facets of terrorism financing. It attempts to also set the pace for other high-level official and political deliberations, focused on countering terrorist financing,” the statement further added.
“Globally, countries have been affected by terrorism and militancy for several years. The pattern of violence differs in most theatres but is largely engendered by a tumultuous geo-political environment coupled with prolonged armed sectarian conflicts. Such conflicts often lead to poor governance, political instability, economic deprivation, and large ungoverned spaces. The involvement of a complaint State often exacerbates terrorism, especially its financing,” said the statement about the global terrorism situation.
The ministry also highlighted that India has suffered from various forms of terrorism and its funding for more than 30 years, and the nation understands the trauma and pain of other countries that have similarly suffered.
The MHA asserted that India hosted a special session of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee in Delhi and Mumbai and the annual General Assembly of the Interpol in Delhi to display solidarity with countries that want peace.
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