The U.S., Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to increase the sharing of intelligence information on suspected terrorists operating in Afghanistan and the restive border region alongside Pakistan.
“Agreement was reached on enhancing trilateral intelligence cooperation to improve the timely sharing of essential information needed to defeat the terrorist threat,” the U.S. military said in a statement.
The Tripartite Commission meeting, held Saturday at a U.S. military base in Kabul, was the sixth for the three countries in their effort to combat cross-border terrorism and instability inside Afghanistan.
“Practical measures” to disrupt cross-border infiltration was also discussed, as well as an update on work to upgrade the communication ability of the three militaries, the statement said. The next meeting will take place in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, in March.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said last month his army was capable of taking on rebels operating from its territory, and he wouldn’t allow the U.S. military to cross into Pakistan to hunt them.