Pak- Afghan officials agree to improve border security: ISPR

Islamabad: Pakistani and Afghan officials on Thursday  in a bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Defence in Kabul agreed to formulate an action plan seeking to improve security along the Pak-Afghan border through enhanced cooperation, Radio Pakistan reported.

According to the  Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release Pakistani and Afghan officials discussed issues related to cross-border firing and attacks, counter-terrorism and coordinated actions on their respective sides along the border, as well as exchange of prisoners.

Both sides agreed to make progress in line with the commitments made at recent high level meetings and formulate an action plan, which will contribute towards improving security along the Pak-Afghan border through enhanced cooperation.

Areas of mutual security interests and concerns were also deliberated upon during the interaction, the statement added.

The meetings come at a time when relations between the three countries are tense following United States President Donald Trump’s allegations that Pakistan harbours “agents of chaos” in his first speech as commander-in-chief to the nation.

The six-member Pakistani delegation led by Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza in Kabul also held a trilateral meeting with Afghan and American officials at the ministry, ISPR statement said.

 

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