Qureshi briefs Clinton on 26/11 probe, trial
Last Updated: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 21:25
Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday briefed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Pakistan's investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks and the trial of suspects linked to the incident.

Qureshi informed Clinton about the status of the Pakistani probe during a meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting at Phuket in Thailand, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit told a weekly news briefing.

The trial of five Lashker-e-Taiba operatives arrested by Pakistani security agencies on suspicion of involvement in the Mumbai incident also figured in the talks, he said in response to a question.

"The Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State held a very productive meeting. He briefed her on the India-Pakistan talks and the meetings between the Foreign Secretaries and Prime Ministers in Egypt," Basit said.

Qureshi also spoke to Clinton on Pakistan's ideas about taking the peace process with India forward, he added.

A statement issued later by the Foreign Office said Qureshi emphasised "Pakistan's desire to have a peaceful neighbourhood". Pakistan is committed to peace and development in Afghanistan and desires stability in the neighbouring country, he said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 21:25

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