Musharraf 'disappointed' by U.S. aid legislation

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday expressed his disappointment at the passage by the U.S. Congress of the recent legislation on introducing conditionalities on future assistance to Pakistan.

Musharraf 'disappointed' by U.S. aid legislation
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday expressed his disappointment at the passage by the U.S. Congress of the recent legislation on introducing conditionalities on future assistance to Pakistan.

"Such legislation constituted irritant in the bilateral relationship, which must be based on trust and confidence in moving forward on issues of common interest," a Foreign Ministry statement quoted Musharraf as saying.

Musharraf made the remarks when meeting the visiting U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin in the southern Pakistani port city Karachi.

Musharraf also pointed out that certain recent U.S. statements were counter-productive to the close cooperation and coordination between the two countries.

Musharraf emphasized that only Pakistan's security forces, which were fully capable of dealing with any situation, would take counter-terrorism actions inside the Pakistani territory, and Pakistan would never allow any entity to use its territory for illegal activities, the statement said.

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Last Mod: 07 Ağustos 2007, 17:21
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