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Mufti leaves for US to address global leaders' conference

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Sep 8 (UNI) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today left for the United States, where he would address a global leaders' conference on Indo-US relations.

The conference -- The Leaders Project -- is being organised by former US Defence Secretary Stephen S Cohen at White Oak Florida under the aegis of the Howard Gilman Foundation and bring together a select group of around 50 personalities from government, politics, finance, business, academia, science, technology and media from India and the US to deliberate on political, economic, security, social, cultural and intellectual aspects of the Indo-US relations.

During his stay abroad, Mr Sayeed would also visit New York, Washington and London and interact with prominent independent US policy-makers on South Asia at the Central for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Heritage Foundation, Asia Society and the United States Institute for Peace (USIP).

He would also interact with the Non-Resident Kashmiris from both parts of the state at London, Washington and New York. Besides addressing a news conference in New York on September 21, the PDP leader would participate in discussions on some local TV channels.

The focus of Mr Sayeed's interactions in the US and the UK would be the recent developments in the sub-continent with regard to the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir.

The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister had attended the United Nations General Assembly session at New York in September-October last year as the Head of the Indian delegation.


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