British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says his country wants to work more
closely with Pakistan to fight the threat of Islamic extremism and
Standing alongside Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Mr. Brown pledged $15 million of counter-terrorism support.
Mr. Brown also said Britain plans to give more aid to Pakistan to improve education in the border areas.
The British leader arrived in Islamabad Monday for talks with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and other leaders.
Mr. Brown traveled from Afghanistan, where he met earlier Monday with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul.
The men discussed a new strategy to fight what Mr. Brown called the
"crucible of terrorism" in mountainous areas bordering Pakistan.
Mr. Brown said Britain wants Afghan authorities to begin taking over
security responsibilities from foreign forces province by province,
much like the process followed in Iraq.
He said this strategy stresses the need to train tens of thousands more Afghan soldiers.