Pakistan, Germany hold talks on terror

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3 March 2004 , ISLAMABAD - Pakistani and German officials met in Islamabad on Wednesday to hold talks on several "multi-lateral" issues, including counter terrorism measures and the search for al-Qaeda and Taliban fugitives in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Director General of the German Foreign Ministry Hans-Joachim Daerr and Pakistani additional foreign secretary Tariq Osman Hyder led the talks, which officials said were part of regular consultations on multi-lateral issues. "We discussed counter terrorism, t

3 March 2004

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani and German officials met in Islamabad on Wednesday to hold talks on several "multi-lateral" issues, including counter terrorism measures and the search for al-Qaeda and Taliban fugitives in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Director General of the German Foreign Ministry Hans-Joachim Daerr and Pakistani additional foreign secretary Tariq Osman Hyder led the talks, which officials said were part of regular consultations on multi-lateral issues.

"We discussed counter terrorism, the ongoing process of UN reforms, the current state of Pakistan-India relations, regional security and international peacekeeping," foreign ministry spokesman Masood Khan told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

He said the discussions on UN reforms were a continuation of talks held in 1997 to improve close coordination between UN member states.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has also formed a high-level panel of experts to carry forward the reform process, Khan added.

"The two sides also discussed the role of international peacekeeping and how the two countries could cooperate closely in this vital area," he said.

Pakistan has regularly been at the forefront of UN peacekeeping in troubled spots around the world. Presently more than 6,000 Pakistani soldiers are engaged in peacekeeping operations in Congo, Liberia and East Timor.

 

DPA
Subject: German news 

 

 

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