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The Pakistan – US Counter-Terrorism Dialogue took place in Islamabad on March 6-7, 2023. The Pakistan side was led by Syed Haider Shah, Additional Secretary (UN&ED), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the US delegation was headed by Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, State Department, Christopher Landberg.

The two-day discussions covered a range of topics including counter-terrorism cooperation at multilateral forums, assessment of regional counterterrorism landscape, cyber security and countering violent extremism.

The US assistance projects in Pakistan were discussed, with a particular focus on capacity building in anti- money laundering and the justice sector. Both sides highlighted the importance of these projects in enhancing Pakistan’s capacity to counter terrorism.

The two sides shared their experiences in countering financing of terrorism. They reaffirmed their commitment to address the common threat of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. They also agreed to continue this dialogue and develop a better understanding of the terrorist threat.

7 March 2023

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