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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street

Baroness Williams’ India visit builds on the closer cooperation on counter-terrorism andCounter-extremism which Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with Prime Minister ModiDuring the Indian leaders visit to the United Kingdom in April….reports Asian Lite News

Baroness Williams

Following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successful visit to UK in April,British Minister for Countering Extremism, Baroness Williams will visit India to renew ties.She will address the Observer Research Foundation conference in New Delhi and meetIndian government ministers.

Baroness Williams will outline how closer cooperation with trusted allies is the best way to undermine extremist ideologies across the globe. Her visit builds on the closer cooperation on counter-terrorism and counter-extremism which Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with Prime Minister Modi during the Indian leader’s visit to the United Kingdom in April.

“It is no secret that there are those in nations across the world, who do not share our values of democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance of individuals of different faiths and beliefs. The threat we face from extremists is unprecedented. The internet is enabling them to spread their ideologies at a pace and scale never before seen. Defeating extremism in all its forms is not something any government can, or should, do alone. Only through close cooperation with trusted allies and partners can we undermine the extremists who wish to do us all harm. – Said Baroness Williams.

The Minister is set to outline the UK government’s strategic approach to countering extremism, which vigorously opposes extremist ideologies in all their forms, whether violent or non-violent, Islamist or far and extreme right wing.

She will also discuss key successes in the UK’s approach including establishing the independent Commission for Countering Extremism and creating a network of over 160 civil society groups who challenge extremism in their local areas.

Baroness Williams has also held meetings with Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar, and Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, focused on what more can be done to tackle the threat of extremism in both countries.

In the visit in April Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to work in partnership to take decisive and concerted actions against globally-proscribed terrorist organizations. As part of this renewed cooperation, the UK and India will work together to tackle the threat of online radicalization and violent extremism.