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Powell meets Musharraf in New York

September 23, 2003 15:06 IST

US Secretary of State Colin Powell met Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Monday and discussed bilateral issues and Iraq.

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"Both sides discussed matters with candour and warmth," Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri told reporters.

"The issue of sending troops for a stabilisation force in Iraq was certainly discussed and Pakistan reiterated its principled position," Kasuri said.

Musharraf is scheduled to meet President George W Bush on Tuesday.

On Indian External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha's statement on Musharraf's comments on elimination of terrorism,
Kasuri was quoted as saying by Pakistan's official APP news agency: "I can also issue a matching strong rebuttal, but I will not use the cheap street language indulged into by Sinha."


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