By Pia Lee-Brago
MANILA, Philippines - Deeply concerned over the rise of terrorism and radicalization in some countries, members of the East Asia Summit (EAS) reaffirmed their commitment to counter the activities of extremist groups to prevent the flow of foreign terrorist fighters.
Foreign ministers stressed the importance of strengthening EAS cooperation to address security threats in a “comprehensive manner.”
“The ministers reaffirmed their commitment to counter the activities of the terrorist/extremist groups, including the self-declared Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and resolved to step up efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism by strengthening security cooperation, information sharing, suppressing terrorism financing and de-radicalization,” according to a statement issued at the 7th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting.
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