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DUSHANBE, September 2 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan noted that the foreign military contingent in Afghanistan should be cut, but the international coalitions should pool efforts for a better training and armament of the Afghan law enforcement agencies.
The presidents of the four countries signed a joint statement in Dushanbe on Friday. The presidents noted that they support the efforts of the Afghan government in the policy of national reconciliation and welcome the responsibility in security being shifted to the Afghan armed forces within the Kabul peace process. The presidents emphasized that the foreign military contingent cuts launched in Afghanistan should be followed with the international coalition to pool its efforts for a better training and armament of the Afghan law enforcement agencies and the formation of a sound and stable economy in the country, the joint statement runs.
The presidents noted that the relevant agencies should cooperate more actively in combating terrorism, extremism and trans-border crime. The presidents of the four countries noted that relevant international and regional mechanisms should be used, primarily the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Collective Security Treaty Organization, and regional and anti-terrorist structures of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should cooperate closer, the statement runs.