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Joe Biden to visit Pakistan

January 05, 2009 15:38 IST

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American Vice President-elect Joseph Biden will travel to Pakistan this week to defuse regional tensions in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, according to a media report.

A high-level Congressional delegation will accompany Biden during the two-day visit, diplomatic sources were quoted
as saying by a TV channel. Sources said the delegation is likely to arrive in Pakistan on January 9.
    
The delegation is expected to meet President Asif Ali Zardari [Images] and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani [Images] to discuss
Pakistan-India relations, the war on terror and a 15-billion dollar aid package for Islamabad [Images].




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