Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Zardari Bush Discuss Ties

President Zardari, Bush discuss ties, Bush pledges continued support for Pakistan
Associated Press of Pakistan, September 23, 2008

NEW YORK, Sept 23 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari and President George W Bush discussed strengthening bilateral relationship here Tuesday, with the U.S.leader acknowledging Pakistan’s sovereignty and pledging continued support for the country’s in economic and security fields. Bush welcomed the newly elected Pakistani leader at The Waldorf Asotria Hotel as they met on the sidelines of the 63rd UN General Assembly session. At the outset, the US leader expressed a profound sense of grief over the loss of life in the weekend bombing on the Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.

“Pakistan is an ally, and I look forward to deepening our relationship. We’ll be discussing, of course, how to help spread prosperity. We want our friends around the world to be making a good living. We want there to be economic
prosperity and we can work together, and of course we’ll be talking about security,” Bush said in reference to economic cooperation and anti-terrorism efforts.

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Also See:
Pakistan's Zardari Tries to Keep His Distance from US - TIME
Bush’s words mean nothing as Obama is hawkish on Pakistan - The News
Comment: Sovereignty and diplomacy —Brian Cloughley - Daily Times

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