Counterterrorism teams from Pakistan and India and other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are reportedly meeting with the aim of boosting cooperation in countering terrorism in a meeting held under the structure of SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, hosted by Delhi, several Indian media outlets reported.
A focus of the meeting will be on Afghanistan, India's The Print reported.
The meeting will last for three days.
“The (participation) of Central Asian Nations and particularly the participation of the Pakistani delegation is a green light for countering terrorism. The agenda of the talks is also countering terrorism,” said Naseer Ahmad Shirzai, a political analyst.
Meanwhile, Tashkent will host an international conference on Afghanistan at the end of July, Uzbekistan interim Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov announced earlier at a CIS Foreign Ministers Council meeting.
“In this meeting the world and regional countries should think and provide any possible humanitarian assistance to our country,” said Ahmad Khan Andar, a political analyst.
The Uzbek Foreign Minister expressed concerns over the deteriorated economic conditions in Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate has yet to comment on it.
There have been several international meetings regarding Afghanistan over the past 9 months.