WASHINGTON (Agencies) - Pakistan and Afghanistan here Friday agreed on a comprehensive 'action plan' to flush out terrorism, organised crimes and drug trafficking by strengthening border security management and maintaining close coordination. The plan will be put before the federal cabinet of respective countries for formal approval. This was announced at a news conference jointly addressed by Interior Minister Rehman Malik and his Afghan counterpart Muhammad Hanif Atmar. It was first-ever action plan in the recent past, agreed upon by the two countries, following the ministerial level meeting hosted by the US administration. We held detailed talks that led to significant achievements, a common agenda to fight common enemies, the Afghan Minister said, adding: We have agreed on a new mechanism of cooperation to deal with the menace of terrorism. Rehman Malik said that US administration had assured the two countries of their support, in terms of capacity building, infrastructural support and training to their security forces. Similar help has also been promised by UK Australia and Canada. We have decided that the terrorists will not be given any space or gap to carry out their heinous agenda, harassing and killing innocent people, he said. We believe that success lies in unity and implementing a common strategy. The safety and defence of the two countries are inter-linked, the Minister further said, adding both the countries suffered heavily after September 11 incident, and now they fully realised the need of working shoulder-to-shoulder to provide peace and security to their people. Rehman Malik said the two sides agreed that Taliban will not be allowed to impose self-designed Islam, justifying suicide bombing. Enough is enough and now Taliban have no option but to lay down their arms. He said the proposed action plan would have a good impact on future relations of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It was agreed to help each other through sharing real time information and improving border control management. They will also cooperate in handing over to each other criminals and terrorists and other anti-state elements. A task force is being constituted on both sides to look into this issue. Both the countries would benefit from each others expertise in anti-terrorism and would help each other to flush out the terrorists on both sides. This tripartite meeting also has set a road map for effective actions against the terrorists. Pakistani universities and training centres will provide additional spaces to train the trainers of Afghan law enforcers. Both countries resolved that they would not allow use of their soil by the non-state actors against each other. Both the countries thank US leadership for providing opportunity to resolve many outstanding issues and help in working together in the best interests of both the countries, the two ministers said in a joint statement. To a question, Malik said the Prime Ministers three-pronged policy would be followed in letter and spirit, i.e. dialogue, development and deterrence in dealing with the terrorists. Afghan Interior Minister told a questioner that the two countries would raise additional border security force to check cross-border terrorism. The security force will have regular patrolling and surveillance across the border. We will integrate our efforts to control illegal border crossing, he added. Secretaries level meeting will be held every month to review the action plan, while the interior ministers will also meet every two months to ensure its implementation. Meanwhile, Rehman Malik has said that Taliban are joint enemies of Pakistan and India and called for a joint strategy by the two countries to combat terrorism. In an interview to Indian TV channel on Friday, he said that Pakistan was in a state of war and facing militancy. He said India should extend help to Pakistan against terrorism. Pakistan is facing insurgency. India should also help, as the Taliban threat is common to India and Pakistan. There needs to be a joint strategy to tackle Taliban. He said Pakistan has made it clear to the members of the US Senate foreign affairs committee that the country will not accept conditional aid. We want unconditional aid, he said.