PM to talk terror, wide range of bilateral ties with Zardari

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On Board PM's Special Aircraft, Sep 22 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in New York on September 24 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly and discuss with him the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including terrorism, Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon said today.

Talking to reporters on board the Prime Minister's Special Aircraft enroute to Frankfurt on way to the US, Mr Menon said terrorism and LoC violations were part of the issue which would be discussed by the two.

However, there is more to the relationship between the two countries than these two issues, he said.

''We are going to discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations and these are also part of the issue but there is more to the relationship as a whole between the two countries,'' said the Foreign Secretary.

Dr Singh will also meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao the same day in New York.

The Prime Minister will make an overnight halt here before flying on to the US where he will meet President George Bush on September 25 with the civil nuclear initiative high on the agenda.

Dr Singh will address the United Nations General Assembly on September 26 before moving on to France for the Indo-EU summit and talks with President Nicholas Sarkozy on nuclear cooperation.


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