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State Dept announces counter-terrorism dialogue with Pakistan

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WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan are set to engage in a comprehensive dialogue to tackle terrorism and establish policy-focused tactics for cooperation between the two nations, the State Department stated on Friday.

Christopher Landberg, Acting Coordinator for Counter-terrorism, will lead a US inter-agency delegation to Pakistan from March 6-7 to join in the Pakistan-US counter-terrorism dialogue.

The State Department said that during the dialogue, both nations will deliberate on the “shared terrorist threats facing the two countries” and develop “policy-oriented strategies” on critical issues, including border security and countering terrorism financing.

The talks follow a spate of terror incidents in Pakistan and Washington’s assurance to help the country deal with its deteriorating law and order situation.

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