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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