India and Sweden on Thursday discussed bilateral issues, including threat from the Islamic State, radicalization, and steps taken to counter global terror. The talks were held between the 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 emphasized the need for close collaboration both at bilateral and multilateral levels to counter this very serious threat,” a Home Ministry statement said.

Linde 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.

Sweden’s Ambassador to India Harald Sandberg and senior Home Ministry officers were present during the meeting.

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