The agencies discussed possibilities for launching joint operations against militants. - AFP (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) held talks in Islamabad on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

The agencies discussed possibilities for stopping drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas and launching joint operations against militants.

CIA’s Deputy Chief Michael Morrell also held discussions with key ISI officials, including the agency’s DG Ahmed Shuja Pasha, over ways to mend ties after the mistrust created in the wake of the Abbottabad operation.

Sources told DawnNews that the agencies would soon sign an agreement over cooperation in the war against terror. Work on modalities of the agreement has been started, sources said.

Moreover, ISI officials told Mr Morrell to apprise the agency of CIA operations and operatives involved in counterterrorism.