Zardari speaks to Brown over phone

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 21:20

London: Pakistan President Asif Ali
Zardari on Wednesday spoke to former British Prime Minister Gordon
Brown and discussed bilateral relations and regional

Zardari, who is here on an official visit, spoke to
Brown, Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.
During the telephonic conversation, the leaders
discussed bilateral ties and the situation in the region,
especially in Afghanistan.

The President will meet Prime Minister David Cameron
on Friday and address a community meeting in Birmingham on
August 7.

Zardari`s meeting with Cameron assumes significance in
the wake of the British Premier`s warning to Pakistan that it
should sever ties with organisations that "export terror" to
India and Afghanistan.

Taking strong exception to the statement, Pakistan
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had summoned British
High Commissioner to Pakistan on Monday and expressed his
country`s sentiments on Cameron`s comments.
Zardari is expected to tell Cameron that Pakistan is
committed on the war on terror and is involved in military
operations against militants in its northwest.


First Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 21:20

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