Pak, Afghan, Tajik agree to cooperate in tackling terrorism
Last Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 18:52
Islamabad: Recognising terrorism as a regional phenomenon that requires a concerted approach, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan today vowed to jointly fight the menace.

At a trilateral meeting attended by Presidents of the three countries, the three sides agreed to cooperate on the issues of terrorism and economy and to "stand together and work together".

"We stand together and work together. We will jointly face all the challenges together," Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said after holding talks with his Afghan and Tajik counterparts Hamid Karzai and Emamoli Rakhmon at the picturesque resort of Varzob, 40 kilometres from Dushanbe.

The three sides agreed that terrorism is a regional phenomenon that necessitates a comprehensive, concerted and coordinated approach with full participation of regional states and local communities, news agency APP reported.

The three leaders also underscored the need to promote promoting bilateral ties with implementation of joint projects in areas of energy transfer and construction of inland rail road.

Zardari also proposed that leaders of the three countries should meet every year to strengthen cooperation.

Pakistan and Tajikistan had yesterday vowed to work together to stem the flow of weapons and ammunition to Taliban militants as during high level talks Zardari and Rakhmon.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 18:52

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