The Counter-Terrorism confidence building measure (CBM) is one of the 7 initially prioritized CBMs adopted by the Kabul Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process on 14 June 2012. This CBM envisages enhanced cooperation for fighting terrorism, including through exchange of information and in the spirit of regional cooperation with a specific focus on Afghanistan. This CBM will build on, strengthen, and bring greater coherence to the already existing global, multilateral, regional, and bilateral initiatives relevant to Afghanistan; whereas areas not covered by existing initiatives may be addressed through new mutually agreed initiatives based on consensus.

Lead Countries:

Afghanistan, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates

Participating Countries:

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia,Saudi Arabia,Tajikistan, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates

Supporting Countries:

Egypt, France, Iraq, UK, and US

Supporting UN Agencies and Organizations:


PDF Documents for Counter-Terrorism (CBM)

Implementation Plan

Activity Plan

Completed Plan

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