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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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