Belgium and Indonesia have signed an understanding to empower counter-terrorism efforts.
As per the reports, the Indonesian National Counter-terrorism Agency (BNPT) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Belgian Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis (CUTA) in Brussels, Belgium.
As per the statement released by BNPT Head Boy Rafli Amar, “Coordination and collaboration between nations, especially Indonesia and Belgium, is necessary to handle the dynamic threats of terrorism.”
Via the memorandum, the BNPT and CUTA may cooperate in terrorism mitigation through information exchange, strategy analysis, as well as best practices followed by both countries.
The signing of the memorandum is a significant development since no nation can singlehandedly conduct terrorism mitigation, he noted.
Rafli added that the threat of terrorism comes in several forms, and it is complicated in terms of the varying difficulties and challenges.
He mentioned that terrorism handling involves combating foreign terrorist fighters along with providing facilities for guidance, rehabilitation, and reintegration.
Rafli noted that, “The current global and regional challenges along with the landscape of terrorism continue to change, demanding nations in the world to have better coordination and collaboration.”
Indonesia and Belgium simultaneously face a threat posed by terrorism that affects their security, prosperity and development.
Meanwhile, Belgian Minister of the Interior, Institutional Reform and Democratic Renewal Annelies Verlinden noted that Belgium and Indonesia had encountered acts of terrorism on several occasions. Due to this, cooperation is important in managing such issues.