Houses of Parliament, London (File photo)
LONDON: A new parliamentary group focused on the Indo-Pacific has been set up to supply an overall perspective of the region to British parliamentarians and promote a better understanding in the UK parliament of the region’s issues to drive more cooperation between like-minded democracies.
The objectives of the APPG (all-party parliamentary group) Indo-Pacific, made up of Labour and Conservative MPs and peers, include to raise awareness of cross-border infiltration, terrorist training camps, the impact on communities living in border areas, the treatment of minority communities, the radicalisation of youth and religious indoctrination, and the impact globally and on communities in the region.
The APPG will promote closer cooperation between the UK and India on the fight against terrorism, and on security and trade.
The announcement comes at a time of closer UK defence and security cooperation in the region….