Pakistan welcomes Afghan leaders' anti-terror cooperation pledges

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) - Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday welcomed Afghan leaders' statements to cooperate with Pakistan in anti-terror fight.

He told a high level meeting that enhanced security arrangements along the border are to fight common enemy terrorists of all hue and color.

The statement came amid tensions between the two countries after terrorist attacks in Pakistan. Pakistan says the Pakistani Taliban militants operate from Afghan soil.

"Pakistan and Afghanistan have fought against terrorism and shall continue this effort together," the army chief said.

He directed for more effective border coordination and cooperation with Afghan Security Forces to prevent cross border movement against terrorists, including all types of illegal movement.

He also welcomed recent proposals from Afghan authorities to take forward the mutual coordination for result oriented efforts against terrorism.