Zardari speaks to Brown over phone
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 04, 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 situation.

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 04, 2010, 21:20

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