Kabarpers.com | Bali – The government through the National Agency for Combating Terrorism of the Republic of Indonesia (BNPT) and the Government of Canada cooperate in handling terrorism.
Canada represented by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development collaborated and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali.
Head of BNPT Boy Rafli Amar said that the signing of a memorandum of understanding related to terrorism is very important in terms of handling it.
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“Canada is a very important country for Indonesia, the signing regarding counter-terrorism further enhances and strengthens the cooperation that has been well established so far,” said the Chair of the BNPT.
At the signing, Indonesia was represented by Boy Rafli Amar and from Canada represented by the Ambassador for Indonesia and Timor Leste Nadia Burger along with the First Secretary of the Canadian Embassy Antoinne.
Regarding the MoU, Major General Dedi Sambowo, Major General Nisan Setiadi, Inspector General of Police Ibnu Suhendra, Andhika Chrisayudhanto and Police Brigadier General Kris Erlangga attended.
The cooperation built by the two countries is an effort to strengthen counter-terrorism through information exchange, capacity building and practices carried out by the two countries.
The current threat of terrorism is considered very important to be handled. which has recently occurred in Istanbul and Turkey.
Furthermore, the Canadian government welcomed the handling of the fight against terrorism.
“With the joint MoU between Indonesia and Canada, related to countering terrorism is based on the 2022-2025 Plan of Action,” explained Boy Rafli Amar.
Through the framework between Indonesia and Canada in terms of countering terrorism, this MoU was made to eradicate transnational crime, both for people smuggling and for trafficking in persons.
Boy Rafli Amar continued, bilateral cooperation in terms of prevention and control will pay attention to approaches based on human rights and gender. (ss)