Asif Zardari`s Russia visit postponed
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 20:31
Moscow: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to Russia has been put off at Islamabad's request and the new dates are still to be fixed, a Russian Foreign Minstry official said.

"Mr Zardari was expected in Moscow on May 20, at the invitation of President Medvedev. However, they have expressed inability to come due to domestic problems and have requested to consider a new date in the second half of the year," official told agency.

According to him the highest-level dialogue with Islamabad, is part of the global anti-terror combat and resolving the situation in Afghanistan.

Last May, on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Yekaterinburg, President Medvedev had bilateral and trilateral meetings with Zardari and Afghan leader Hamid Karzai.


First Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 20:31

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