PESHAWAR, 18 May: Pakistan’s prime intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Afghanistan’s intelligence National Directorate of Security (NDS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mutual intelligence cooperation.
According to Afghan media, ISI would impart intelligence training to NDS besides both the agencies would share intelligence as well as cooperate with each other on the presence of wanted militants and their investigation in their respective territories.
An Afghan news agency stated that the MoU was signed a few days back. Afghan president’s spokesman, Ajmal Abidi, said both the neighbouring countries are faced with the same security threats and leadership of both the countries have reached the conclusion that this issue can be resolved by a joint venture instead of fighting terrorism separately.
It will be pertinent to recall that for the last many years Afghan government was pointing an accusing finger to Pakistan for the mayhem prevailing there. However, during the incumbent government in Kabul led by President Ashraf Ghani ties between the two countries witnessed a change for positive. Pakistan Army is also training a number of Afghan National Army’s personnel at Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad.