Pakistan, Spain commit to fighting terrorism

Pakistan and Spain expressed their joint commitment to fight terrorism.


Express June 02, 2010

Pakistan and Spain expressed their joint commitment to fight terrorism as they signed a broad bilateral agreement on Wednesday.

The agreement was signed during a meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and the Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The agreement is aimed at enhancing cooperation on security, trade and other issues.

Gilani is on the highest level visit to Spain, the first since former President Pervez Musharraf in 2007.

"The commitment by both governments in the fight against terrorism is a commitment to collaborate," Zapatero told a joint news conference after the talks.

"I am very grateful to Pakistan and thank you for the efforts you have made to fight against radicalism and terrorism in the region. I would like you to know that you can count on Spain for the stability of Pakistan" he said.

Gilani said that Spain and Pakistan "have both been victims of terrorism, and both countries are cooperating to root out this menace"

Spain suffered its worst ever terror attack on March 11, 2004 when bombs exploded on packed commuter trains in a Madrid suburb, killing 191 people and wounding 1,841 others.

COMMENTS (2)

Abaid-ur-Rehman Zulfi | 11 years ago | Reply Our corrupt and illiterate govt. personnel are using "terrorism term" for their personal benefit.Instead of uprooting root causes of terrorism, they are using it as an instrument for begging from IMF, western countries and the like.......for personal use!!
Rashid Saleem | 11 years ago | Reply It is indeed comforting to see countries joining hands to fight terrorism not only within their countries but at a global level. Sharing of info and learning from each other are the keys for designing a successful strategy in this war.
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