Southeast Asian leaders ink terror pact
The legally binding ASEAN Convention on counter-terrorism was signed by the leaders of the 10-member ASEAN.india Updated: Jan 13, 2007 14:09 IST
Asian leaders on Saturday signed a landmark accord allowing for easier prosecution and extradition of terror suspects in a region that has been hit by deadly attacks and bred Al-Qaeda-linked militants.
The legally binding ASEAN Convention on counter-terrorism was signed by the leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Cebu city, becoming the first region-wide anti-terrorism edict.
The accord calls on the nations to improve regional cooperation to prevent attacks and to rapidly share intelligence and relay terror warnings among member countries.