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India, Kyrgyzstan seek a global pact against terror (Relevant forb GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Highlights of Kyrgyzstan President, Almazbek Atambayev visit to India:
Following a bilateral summit at Hyderabad House:

1. The delegations finalised plans to hold the annual joint military exercises named “Khanjar-IV” in February-March. The “Khanjar-II” exercises were held in March 2015 in Kyrgyzstan and “Khanjar-III” in March-April 2016 in Gwalior.

2. The visiting delegation also welcomed India’s proposal for training Kyrgyz forces for U.N. peacekeeping assignments.

3. Both sides reiterated the demand for global counter-terror norms to fight terrorism in Asia, and called for the adoption by the United Nations of the draft Comprehensive Convention on Combating International Terrorism.

What is CCIT?
The Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism is a proposed treaty which intends to criminalize all forms of international terrorism and deny terrorists, their financiers and supporters access to funds, arms, and safe havens.

The negotiations for this treaty are currently under way has been under negotiation at the United Nations General Assembly's on Terrorism and the United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee (Legal). The negotiations are currently deadlocked.



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