IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN TO SET UP COORDINATION CENTERS (JUNE 11, 2018)

Written by admin on Monday, June 11th, 2018

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Pakistan, Afghanistan To Set Up Coordination Centers
SOURCE: TOLO News
Monday, June 11, 2018

*Liaison officers will share information they receive about militant suspects and will accompany security officials during raids against suspects

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to deploy liaison officers in each other’s capital and establish coordination centers along the border to share intelligence on militant suspects, sources at a meeting of military officials said Sunday, according to Xinhua.

The director generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of the two countries met in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi to explore ways for further cooperation in security areas.

Officials said both sides agreed to deploy liaison officers and establish Ground Coordination Centers (GCCs) for intelligence sharing and to monitor cross-border movement of the militants.

According to Xinhua, liaison officers will share information they receive about the presence and activities of militant suspects and will accompany the security officials during raids against the suspects.

GCCs will be established at Torkham and Chaman, two main crossing points between Pakistan and Afghanistan to monitor the cross-border movement of the militant suspects.

They also discussed names of the members for the joint working groups on “Military to Military Coordination and Intelligence Cooperation” under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Security (APAPPS), which provides a framework to deepen interaction in all spheres of bilateral engagements.

Official and diplomatic sources told Xinhua that Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is scheduled to visit Afghanistan on Tuesday at the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

 

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