Pak hopes Obama's India trip will help bring peace to region

Written by: Nairita Das
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Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani sounded an upbeat note on US President Barack Obama's three-day visit to India, voicing hope that it will help bring peace to the region.

"Pakistan looks forward to President Obama's visit in 2011 and hopes that his trip to India will create opportunity for lasting peace in the region," the Daily Times quoted Hussain Haqqani, as having written on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Obama opened his visit in India by paying tribute to the victims of the 2008 bloody siege of Mumbai, and pledged that the world's two largest democracies stand united against terrorism.

But the US president did not mention that the Islamic extremists blamed for the attacks were based in Pakistan. (ANI)

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