Indonesia, Russia mulls to set up anti-terror cooperation

15:15, May 15, 2010      

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Indonesia and Russia are in the process to set up cooperation in combating terrorism by establishing joint anti-terrorism task force, an Indonesian senior official said in Jakarta on Saturday.

Ansyaad Mbai, Head of Anti-terror Desk at Political and Security Coordinating Ministry, and officials of the two countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the intention of setting up such a cooperation three months ago.

"The two countries will set up joint task force next month with the initial meeting scheduled in Russia. The establishment of the joint task force would be an implementation of the MoU," Ansyaad was quoted by the Antara news agency as saying.

Ansyaad said that besides with Russia, Indonesia has also established similar cooperation with some ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Kuwait.

The existing anti-terror cooperation with those countries is formed in data and intelligence information exchanges and persuasive acts to curb radical causes adhered by the terrorists, Ansyad added.

Source: Xinhua
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