NEW DELHI, India - India and Kyrgyzstan agreed Wednesday to set up a joint group against terrorism and other international crimes.
Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev, on a two-day visit to India, held discussions with his Indian counterpart A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
"The fight against terrorism and cross border criminal activity must be of a global and comprehensive character and aimed at its complete eradication," a joint statement issued after the meetings said.
India and Kyrgyzstan agreed that all countries must refrain from providing any direct or indirect support to organizations or people involved in terrorist activities.
The countries also said they would cooperate in developing their information technology and food processing industries, the statement added.
Associated Press, August 7, 2002