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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