India to host next ‘No Money For Terror’ Conference: Reddy

India to host next ‘No Money For Terror’ Conference: Reddy

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Melbourne, Nov 7 : Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Thursday said India will host the next edition of 'No Money For Terror' Conference in 2020.

The minister is leading a five-member delegation to the 'No Money For Terror' Ministerial Conference which is currently taking place in Melbourne, Australia. The delegation comprises of high ranking officials including DG NIA. 65 nations are represented at the conference.

At the inaugural session, Mr Reddy stressed India's concern over the tacit support extended by certain nations to terror groups.

He called for a united global effort against all those who support terror or help generate finances for terror. The minister also emphasized India's zero-tolerance approach towards terror.

Mr Reddy further noted that despite the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011, several active affiliates of Al Qaeda still exist in many parts of the world. He cautioned that despite recent elimination of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, there is no room to construe that the Caliphate would cease to survive.

He also proposed four points for inclusion in the resolution that include, terrorism is the single biggest threat to peace, security and development, nations must expedite the finalisation of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism under the United Nations, FATF Standards must be effectively enforced and UN listings / FATF should not be politicized and initiate discussion on Countering Financing of Radicalisation (CFR), which would prevent radicalization - an essential prerequisite of terrorism.

On Friday, he would also be leading a terror-focused bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart here. (UNI)