Pakistani President to Visit Bush
May. 19, 2003
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) _ Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf will meet President Bush in Washington next month to discuss the war on terrorism and possible peace talks with India, a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.
Musharraf will meet Bush on June 24, Aziz Ahmad Khan told a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital.
Musharraf will discuss a range of issue including the situation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan's relations with nuclear rival India, Khan said.
His trip to Washington follows a visit by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage to Pakistan this month, during which he encouraged Pakistan and India to hold talks.
Pakistan is a key ally of the United States in the war on terrorism.