Islamabad sees Commonwealth readmission next month: Pak Foreign Minister

April 21st, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by admin  

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Islamabad, Apr 21 (ANI): Pakistani Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that he expected the Commonwealth to readmit his country to the 53-nation group next month.

The Commonwealth group of former British colonies had suspended Pakistan for the second time in November last year after President Pervez Musharraf had imposed a state of emergency in the country.

There is a CMAG (Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group) meeting… on May 12, and I am expecting a very positive outcome, Qureshi told a joint news conference with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

I want Britain to be a leading voice calling for Pakistan’s re-entry into the Commonwealth’s family, the Dawn quoted Qureshi, as saying.

Miliband said that he support Pakistan’s re-entry into the group. (ANI)

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