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Zardari to meet Manmohan, Bush in NY

world Updated: Sep 19, 2008 13:51 IST

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is expected to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President George Bush on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York later this week.

Zardari will travel to New York from September 22 to lead Pakistan's delegation at the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. During his five-day visit, he will also address the UN General Assembly.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Zardari is expected to meet Prime Minister Singh and President Bush on the sidelines of the UN session.

Zardari will also meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, with whom he is expected to take up Pakistan's request for a probe into his wife and former premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Qureshi said Zardari's first official bilateral visit will be to China and dates for this are being worked out through diplomatic channels.