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RI wants to learn from Denmark’s counterterrorism policy

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 21 2019   /  02:18 am

Indonesia wants to learn from Denmark in countering violent extremism, an official has said, as the European nation has used a successful formula that has helped it excel in the last decade.Andhika Chrisnayudhanto, the National Counterterrorism Agency’s (BNPT) deputy for international cooperation, said Indonesian stakeholders such as the BNPT were expected to set up cooperation with Denmark, the latest in a series of counterterrorism initiatives that officials have signed with 16 other countries.“The cooperation may include information or intelligence sharing, the handling of [terrorist] returnees and law enforcement training,” Andhika told reporters on Wednesday after a seminar held by the Danish Embassy in Jakarta.For the last 10 years, Denmark has garnered praise from the international community for a strategy to prevent violent extremism that relies heavily on multi-agency coll...