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(DIP) TURKEY, PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN VOW TO ENHANCE AND EXTEND COOPERATION.

ANKARA Ankara (ăng`kərə, Turk. äng`kärä), city (1990 pop. 2,533,209), capital of Turkey and Ankara prov., W central Turkey, at an elevation of c.3,000 ft (910 m). , Apr 1, 2009 (TUR tur: see ibex. ) -- Turkey, Pakistan Pakistan (păk`ĭstăn', päkĭstän`), officially Islamic Republic of Pakistan, republic (2005 est. pop. 162,420,000), 310,403 sq mi (803,944 sq km), S Asia.  and Afghanistan vowed Wednesday to enhance and extend the cooperation amongst themselves with the participation of all their institutions, at the trio summit in Ankara, where Regional and global issues in areas of common interest were discussed in respect to stability and security.

The final document released after the trio summit which brought together Presidents and senior military and intelligence officials of the three countries, expressed the determination of the these countries to continue the trio meetings between their political, military and intelligence bodies.

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 the final document, the three countries decided to hold meetings on the level of Foreign Ministers once a year with the participation of Military and Intelligence officials.

The Joint Working Committee will meet twice every year to follow up on decisions taken during the summits and will make the groundwork for the summit and the foreign ministers meetings.

(THROUGH ASIA Asia (ā`zhə), the world's largest continent, 17,139,000 sq mi (44,390,000 sq km), with about 3.3 billion people, nearly three fifths of the world's total population.  PULSE)
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