Brown in Delhi, to pay four-hour visit to Pakistan tomorrow

December 13th, 2008 - 11:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown

New Delhi/Islamabad, Dec. 13 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrived in the Indian capital at 8.15 this evening for talks with the Indian leadership in the wake of last month’’s terror attacks in Mumbai.
Brown, who is here on a day’’s visit, is expected to meet his Indian counterpart, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and others on Sunday, and express his government’’s solidarity with India on taking effective counter-terrorism measures against a menace that has acquired a global reach.
He is also expected to review bilateral ties with the Indian leadership before embarking on a four-hour visit to Pakistan on Sunday.
In Pakistan , he will meet President Asif Ali Zardari.
According to diplomatic sources, he would be telling the leaders of India and Pakistan that they stand to lose a lot from the renewed tension and that the Mumbai incident indicates that both of them share the threat posed by global terrorism.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband who spoke to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday is said to have discussed Prime Minister Brown’’s likely visit to Islamabad . Sources said that Brown’’s trip to the region was an unscheduled one, and it specifically pertained to the tension between the neighbours. (ANI)

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