Iran, China, Pakistan hold counter-terrorism talks in Beijing – Chinese foreign ministry

3 countries discuss regional security issues, focusing on threat of terrorism

Iran, China and Pakistan held their first trilateral meeting on counter-terrorism in Beijing on Wednesday, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.

Various issues were on the agenda, including regional anti-terrorism efforts and cooperation against cross-border terrorists, the statement said on the meeting, attended by senior diplomats of the three countries.

The huddle was attended by Bai Tian, chief of external security affairs at the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Abdul Hameed, director-general of Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, and Seyed Rasoul Mosavi, assistant foreign minister and head of South Asia at the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

They decided to institutionalize a previous Trilateral Consultation on counter-terrorism and security, though details are still to be worked out, the ministry added.

China also held separate bilateral consultations on anti-terrorism with the other two sides.

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