Britain, Pakistan agree to combat terrorism, extremism together

January 29th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Gordon Brown
London, Jan.29 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf have reportedly agreed that both countries will take appropriate steps to enhance the level of cooperation on combatting both terrorism and extremism.
The reported agreement was reached during a one-to-one meeting between the two leaders at 10, Downing Street on Monday.
Brown held talks with Musharraf even as a large group of demonstrators, including cricket star Imran Khan and his ex-wife Jemima, chanted anti-Musharraf slogans outside.
Speaking after the discussions, Brown hailed Pakistan as a “key ally in combating terrorism”.
“I urged President Musharraf to work with all political parties in Pakistan for a peaceful, democratic future for the country and I called on him to continue to promote reconciliation - as I know he wants to do - between moderate forces to unite against the growing threat of violent extremism,” The Sun quoted him, as saying.
British experts are currently in Pakistan to discuss assistance which the UK and the international community can offer in terms of forensic skills, training and the investigation of the financing of terror groups. (ANI)

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