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Pakistani PM heads for Asia-Europe summit

Last Updated: Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 09:46

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will attend a two-day Asia-Europe summit in Laos, his office said Saturday.
Themed "Friends for Peace, Partners for Prosperity", the Nov 4-5 summit in Vientiane will be attended by many other heads of state and government, Xinhua reported.

The Pakistani leader will also hold bilateral talks with several leaders, including Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

The Asia-Europe summit was launched in 1996, and it currently has 48 member-countries.

The summit deliberates on issues of common interest, including food, energy security, sustainable development, economy and climate change


First Published: Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 09:46
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