India, Thailand to enhance bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism

New Delhi, Apr 6 : Recognizing common threats to national security from transnational crimes, including international terrorism, India and Thailand have resolved to significantly enhance bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism.

In a joint statement issued here late on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Thailand counterpart Abhisit Vejjajiva said both nations have resolved to significantly enhance bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism, including in restricting transnational movement and unauthorized stay of known terrorists in each other''s countries.

The two leaders unequivocally condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stressed that there could be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism.

Both resolved to commit their countries to improve sharing of intelligence, the development of more effective counter-terrorism policies, enhance liaison between law enforcement agencies, provide assistance in the areas of border and immigration control to stem the flow of terrorist related material, money and people and specific measures against transnational crimes, through the already existing mechanisms between Thailand and India.

Both leaders agreed that the next sixth meeting of the Joint Working Group on Security Cooperation be held within the next six months.