Tripartite body reviews counter-terror effort
RAWALPINDI: A tripartite commission of senior military and diplomatic representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States agreed on Monday to improve coordination and information sharing to make counter-terrorism operations more effective.
In its 10th meeting, the commission expressed satisfaction with successes in 2004 and decided to make counter-terrorism operations more effective through better coordination and information-sharing.
The three parties welcomed the recent visit by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Pakistan and stressed the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
The parties welcomed a counter-narcotics working group, a body parallel to the tripartite commission, to facilitate discussions of officials by the three parties on counter-narcotics issues. The tripartite commission will meet again in June 2005 in Kabul. app