US-Pakistan cooperation will continue: Rice

August 18th, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, Aug 18 (Xinhua) The US will continue to work with the Pakistani government, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said after President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation Monday. Rice thanked Musharraf, a key US counter-terrorism ally, for his help in the fight against Al Qaeda.

Musharraf, who took power in 1999 in a military coup, announced his decision to step down in a televised speech to the nation earlier in the day.

Pakistan’s ruling coalition parties said earlier this month that they would launch impeachment proceedings against Musharraf, a declaration that gave rise to mounting speculation about Musharraf’s likely resignation.

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