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Sonia accepts invite to visit Pak

April 17, 2005 19:14 IST

President Pervez Musharraf on Sunday invited ruling United Progressive Alliance chief Sonia Gandhi to visit Pakistan.

The invitation was extended when Gandhi met Musharraf at the Taj Mansingh Hotel in New Delhi.

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A Ministry of External Affairs spokesman said Gandhi accepted the invitation.

The Congress president was accompanied by External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh. The meeting lasted around 30 minutes.

She, however, did not speak to the waiting journalists after the meeting.

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Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri told journalists that Gandhi recalled the "great fondness and enthusiasm" with which her son Rahul and daughter Priyanka were received in Pakistan last year.

He said the dates of Sonia's visit to Pakistan will be worked out through diplomatic channels.

"Important aspects of Indo-Pak relations were discussed during the meeting," he said.

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So, Soniaji, you put Rahul and Priyanka above other matters of Indo-Pak relations! What a shame!!


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