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'Sharon, Pervez shake hands at UN'

Israel's Sharon shook hands with Pak's Musharraf on Wednesday after encountering him in the corridors of UN headquarters.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2005 11:05 IST

8Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon shook hands with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday after encountering him in the corridors of UN headquarters, Israeli television reported.

The report, which follows the first official contact between the two countries two weeks ago, said Musharraf introduced his wife to Sharon during what it described as a cordial encounter.

The two men were among leaders from more than 170 countries gathered under tight security for a three-day summit to thrash out the future of the United Nations as it marked its 60th anniversary.

Israel and Pakistan do not have diplomatic relations but their foreign ministers met in Istanbul on September 1 in the first official contact between the Jewish state and Islamic republic.

Pakistan has stressed that it will not officially recognise Israel until the Palestinians get their own independent state.