Afghanistan, Pakistan to boost confidence-building measures

Presidents Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan agreed Monday to establish a joint committee with Turkey in a bid to boost confidence between the two troubled neighbours.

Afghanistan, Pakistan to boost confidence-building measures
Presidents Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan agreed Monday to establish a joint committee with Turkey in a bid to boost confidence between the two troubled neighbours, they said in a joint declaration after talks here.

The two leaders pledged "to initiate immediate action on specific intelligence exchanges", the statement said.

They agreed to hold another round of talks in Turkey in either late 2007 or early 2008, Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer told reporters.

Monday's talks, the first between Karzai and Musharraf since September, aimed at easing bilateral tensions over the fight against the Taliban, which Kabul accuses Islamabad of tacitly supporting.
Last Mod: 30 Nisan 2007, 16:25
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