Brown says UK dealing with terrorism in Pakistan

February 19th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown

London, Feb. 19 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said both UK and USA are working on a joint strategy to deal with the issue of terrorism along the Pak-Afghanistan border. During his monthly news briefing at the Downing Street he said that the British Government was not just looking in Afghanistan but also at the relationship between Pakistan and the US. Our strategy is to complement military action in Afghanistan with policies to improve governance and train the Afghan army and police, the Daily Times quoted Brown, as saying. He also said that militants continue to cross over from Pakistan to fight the NATO forces, and hence, they have to deal with the problem of terrorism in Pakistan as well. The Prime Minister said the upcoming NATO summit in April would debate the 60-day review on Afghanistan, and decide on the new strategy to be pursued in the land-locked country. Taking a cue from the US, Britain too has appointed a special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Sir Sherard Cowper Coles, who will take up his new assignment in June. The PM further said the ultimate aim would be to introducing democracy is Afghanistan, while rebuilding its army and police so that the national security is handed over to them. (ANI)

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