Pak-US counter terrorism dialogues to begin on March 6
WASHINGTON: Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Christopher Landberg will lead a U.S. interagency delegation to Pakistan March 6-7 to participate in the Pakistan-U.S. Counterterrorism Dialogue.
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Just last month, State Department spokesperson Ned Price while responding to a question about series of terrorist attacks in Pakistan and possible US help to crush terror networks in Afghanistan, had said “our engagement on this subject (of terrorism) is rooted in the fact that terrorism is a threat that has taken many Pakistani, Afghan, other innocent lives over the course of far too many years now. The United States and Pakistan have a shared interest in ensuring the Taliban live up to the commitments that they have made, and that terrorist groups that may be active in Afghanistan – like ISIS-K, TTP, al-Qaida, as you mentioned – are no longer able to threaten regional stability. I refer you to Pakistani authorities for questions about their counterterrorism policy as it relates to Afghanistan, but at the end of the day, we do have shared interests.”
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According to State Department, the United States and Pakistan will discuss the shared terrorist threats facing our two countries and develop policy-oriented strategies regarding cooperation in critical areas such as border security and countering the financing of terrorism.