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Zardari to attend UN conference in New York

world Updated: Sep 20, 2009 11:18 IST

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is heading a high-level delegation to New York to attend the UN General Assembly; the online news agency reported on Sunday.

Zardari will meet leaders from various countries as well as officials of the UN during the 64th General Assembly session. He will also attend a ceremony to honour former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

The president's delegation included Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin and Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Zardari will co-host a summit-level meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FODP) with US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown aimed at helping the country to overcome the economic and security challenges there.

More than a dozen countries including Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates, are invited to the FODP meeting on September 24 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Zardari will also address the Fourth Global Creative Leadership Summit of Louise Blouin Foundation that will confer an award on Benazir Bhutto.