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Rajnath Singh To Attend SAARC Meeting In Pakistan Next Month

The Home Minister will raise the issue of cross-border terrorism at the meeting.

28/07/2016 10:58 AM IST | Updated 28/07/2016 11:11 AM IST
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

NEW DELHI -- Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Pakistan to attend the meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation's (SAARC) Home/Interior Ministers on 3 and 4 August.

Sources, meanwhile, said the Home Minister will raise the issue of cross-border terrorism at the meeting.

At the 13th SAARC Summit held in Dhaka in November 2005, the Heads of State decided that the SAARC Interior/Home Ministers would meet annually preceded by a meeting of the Interior/Home Secretaries to strengthen cooperation in the area of counterterrorism, which they agreed was a challenge to all states and a threat to humanity, and could not be justified on any grounds.

The first meeting of SAARC Interior/Home Ministers was held in Dhaka on 11 May, 2006, followed by a meeting in New Delhi in 2007.

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