18 March 2017

News Story: Afghanistan, Pakistan Agree On Joint Anti-Terror Mechanism

Afghan and Pakistani officials at a meeting in London on Thursday agreed to form a joint mechanism to fight the common threat of terrorism, media reports say. 

The National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Britain's National Security Adviser Sir Mark Lyall Grant and Advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz attended the meeting which took place on Thursday. Their first meeting was held on Wednesday, the reports said.

Aziz said at the meeting that his country wants to see a stable and peaceful Afghanistan and remains keen to resolve all the outstanding issues in the interest of regional peace and stability.

A spokesman of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) where the meeting was arranged has confirmed that the meetings took place but did not release details.

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