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Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on better border coordination

Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on better border coordination

Jan 31, 2016 - 11:35

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok):Senior military officials from Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon have agreed on the need for improved coordination and security on both sides of the Durand Lineinfo-icon.

The neighbours share a 2,600 kilometers border, whose porous nature impedes security on the one hand and enables insurgents to conduct attacks on both sides.

Led by Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, an eight-member delegation of the Afghan National Army discussed the border security issue with senior military officials in Peshawar.

The meeting was a follow-up to Pakistan army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif's visit to Kabulinfo-icon last month when the two sides decided that corps commanders would hold talks on better border management.

At Saturday’s meeting, the delegates conferred on border security arrangements with Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Hidayatur Rehman, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

A statement from ISPR said the visiting delegates laid a floral wreath at the Martyrs monument and appreciated the sacrifices of Pakistan Army in the fight against terrorism.

The two countries had earlier agreed on the establishment of bilateral border coordination centers at Torkham and Chaman border crossings; but the proposed facilities are yet to be created.


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