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Senior CIA official, Pakistan PM discuss terror war

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Dec 13, IRNA -- Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani underlined the need for having a common strategy by Pakistan, US, Allied Forces and Afghanistan to fight the menace of terrorism.

Talking to M Michael Morell, Deputy Director of U.S. CIA, the Prime Minister hoped for enhanced cooperation between the three sides on defence, security and intelligence matters, the PM office said.

During the meeting, the outcome of Lisbon NATO Summit with reference to New Exit Strategy of NATO and ISAF forces; the reconciliation and reintegration efforts in Afghanistan; Pakistan’s front line role in campaign against terror and cooperation between Pakistan and US in defence and security areas also came under discussion.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan would support the Afghan led and Afghan owned reconciliation process in order to bring about peace and stability in that country as and when the reconciliation strategy by Afghan Government is shared with Pakistan, the statement said.

The CIA official arrived in Islamabad on Sunday at a time when the WikiLeaks released U.S. secret diplomatic cables, which also contain about Pakistan.

It is believed that the CIA official is visiting Pakistan in a bid to cover the damage the documents could cause to the bilateral relations.

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