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SAARC interior ministers agree on more cooperation against terror

Interior secretaries of the SAARC countries today agreed on bolstering cooperation against terror, besides recommending the establishment of a networking system between the police chiefs of the member countries.

world Updated: Jun 25, 2010 22:12 IST

Interior secretaries of the SAARC countries on Friday agreed on bolstering cooperation against terror, besides recommending the establishment of a networking system between the police chiefs of the member countries.

On the third day of their talks here, ahead of a ministerial meet Saturday, the secretaries held detailed consultations on a range of issues, including the anti-terrorism campaign, modification in immigration laws, prevention of drug and human trafficking, relaxation in visa laws, maritime security and other matters of mutual interest, Online news agency reported.

Appreciating the suggestion from Pakistan on establishing an Institute of Criminology (IOC) for curbing crimes and enhancing police capabilities, the conference also agreed on setting up this institution.

The conference also approved the new methodology for improving and strengthening coordination among the police chiefs of SAARC member countries under which a networking system would be put in place.

The meeting also recommended that SAARC member countries further improve their border security management system.