NSA U Thaung Tun holds talks with Indonesia’s Wiranto over counter terrorism

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Union Minister U Thaung Tun holds talks with Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Indonesia, General Wiranto in Jakarta. Photo: MNA

Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government and National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun attended the Sub-regional Meeting on Counter Terrorism held in Jakarta on 6 November 2018.
The Meeting co-hosted by the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Indonesia, General Wiranto, and the Minister for Home Affairs of Australia Mr. Peter Dutton was attended by delegations from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand.
The delegates exchanged views on matters relating to the emerging threats of terrorism and radicalism in the region, ways to address returning foreign terrorist fighters and transnational terrorist groups, to further strengthen operational, legal policy and law enforcement cooperation in the region, the role of civil society organization (CSO) in partnering with governments to prevent radicalization
and violent extremism and to enhance cooperation between government and private sector to combat the use of social media platforms by terrorist networks.
In the session on “Prevention/Countering Violent Extremism including Counter-Radicalisation: Strengthening valuable engagement with civil society”, the Union Minister shared his perspectives on the impact of globalization and technology which has brought major paradigm shifts in the security sector.
The Meeting highlighted the need for strengthening valuable engagement with civil society organizations and noted the importance of inclusive and cross-sectoral partnership to develop and deliver effective Counter Violent Extremism (CVE)-based policies and programmes.
While in Jakarta, the Union Minister called on the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Indonesia, General Wiranto and discussed matters related to bilateral cooperation on counter terrorism measures.

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