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India,Saudi Arabia to deepen anti-terror efforts

Nearly a year after Riyadh deported Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari,wanted in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack,India and Saudi Arabia have decided to strengthen and deepen their counter-terrorism cooperation.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Jeddah | Published: May 26, 2013 1:07:58 am

Nearly a year after Riyadh deported Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari,wanted in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack,India and Saudi Arabia have decided to strengthen and deepen their counter-terrorism cooperation.

“We discussed the menace of terrorism the world continues to face and agreed to further strengthen our counter-terrorism cooperation,an essential element of the Riyadh Declaration we signed in 2010,” said External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said after a meeting with his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud Al-Faisal.

Saudi Foreign Minister said,“I would like to praise the productive,constructive cooperation between our two countries in fight against terrorism.” Official sources said counter-terrorism cooperation and security are “one of the major areas” of cooperation that has grown since 2006. Khurshid,who has already met Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz,who is also the Defence Minister,will also meet the Interior Minister.

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