India-Pakistan anti-terrorism body meets

June 24th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh
Islamabad, June 24 (Xinhua) Pakistan and India Tuesday started the third meeting of their Joint Anti-Terrorism Mechanism (JATM) here to discuss counter-terrorism measures and share information. The Pakistani delegation was led by Masood Khalid, additional secretary in the foreign ministry, while the Indian team was headed by Vivek Katju, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.

The JATM was set up following a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Sep 16, 2006, on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Havana.

The first meeting of the JATM was held in March, 2007 and the second, in New Delhi, in October the same year.

The two sides are expected to discuss various counter-terrorism measures and exchange information to assist in investigations related to terrorist acts.

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