Afghanistan's Atmar discusses security in Dushanbe, Bishkek

Staff Report

DUSHANBE -- Afghan National Security Advisor Muhammad Hanif Atmar recently spent two days conferring on security with Kyrgyz and Tajik officials, media reported.

Atmar spent August 11 in Bishkek, where he conferred with Kyrgyz Defence Council Secretary Temir Jumakadyrov, according to Atmar and Jumakadyrov ­­discussed the situation in Afghanistan and its effect on Central Asia, as well as the need for co-operation in fighting terrorism and drug trafficking.

On August 10 in Dushanbe, Atmar and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon similarly discussed the need for a merciless, shared fight against terrorism and drug trafficking, as well as for co-operation in improving border security.

Co-operation with Afghanistan is a high priority for Tajik foreign policy, Rakhmon said.

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