Pakistan, US to expand cooperation on law enforcement, counterterrorism


Pakistan and the United States on Tuesday reaffirmed commitment to continue their Strategic Dialogue and strengthen cooperation on law enforcement and counterterrorism issues.The following is the text of the joint statement issued by the United States and Pakistan on their Strategic Dialogue on Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism.“The fourth Ministerial Level Pakistan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism was held in Islamabad on July 5, 2011. The two sides were led by Pakistan’s Minister of Interior Senator A. Rehman Malik and William Brownfield, United States Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement of the Department of State.The meeting reaffirmed the commitment of both governments to continue the important work of the Pakistan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue and to strengthen both governments’ cooperation on law enforcement and counterterrorism issues.
Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik and Assistant Secretary Brownfield discussed the tragic impact of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on both law enforcement personnel and civilians in Pakistan, and across the border in Afghanistan.

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