and Sweden on May 18, discussed
bilateral issues, including threat
from the Islamic State (IS), radicalisation,
and steps taken to counter global
terror, reports Zee News.
The talks were held between a delegations
led by Swedish Minister for European
Union Affairs and Trade Ann Linde
and Union Minister of State for
Home Kiren Rijiju. "Both appreciated
the ongoing cooperation in counter-terrorism,
cyber security and anti-radicalism
being pursued by the two countries
and emphasised the need for close
collaboration both at bilateral
and multilateral levels to counter
this very serious threat,"
a Union Ministry of Home Affairs
(UMHA) statement said.
observed that terrorism and IS threat
are big issues for Europe and urgent
steps are being taken to check the
same. Rijiju apprised the Sweden
Minister of steps taken to tackle
terror as well as steps taken for
de-radicalisation and counter-radicalisation
of youths. The visiting Minister
showed interest for supply of equipment
and other items for the modernisation
of central armed police forces.