The European Union on December 11 called on Afghanistan and Pakistan for tougher action to curb the cross-border infiltration of insurgents and urge Pakistan to prevent the Taliban from using its territory.A statement to be issued by EU foreign ministers pressed Afghanistan “to pursue substantive reform and bring about major improvements in governance, at both central and local levels.” Urgent action was needed to improve security and curb drug production in the war-torn country, the statement s...

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