U.S. President George W. Bush will meet new Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on July 28 in Washington, the White House said on Thursday.
"The president welcomes the opportunity to talk to him on ways to further advance bilateral cooperation with Pakistan on a broad range of issues, including counterterrorism, economic development and regional cooperation," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
Bush and Gilani met in May in Egypt where they pledged to continue "to fight terrorism".
The New York Times reported earlier this week that top Bush administration officials drafted a secret plan last year to make it easier for U.S. Special Operations forces to operate inside Pakistan's tribal areas but internal turf battles and the Iraq war have held up that effort.
The White House said in response that there has been good military-to-military cooperation with Pakistan.
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