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Pelosi, Musharraf Meet in Pakistan


The new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has met in Islamabad with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

Nancy Pelosi's talks with General Musharraf focused on the war on terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan.

Pelosi's visit to Islamabad comes as U.S. lawmakers consider a bill to link military aid to Pakistan's commitment to fighting Islamic extremists and Taleban militants.

Pelosi and her congressional delegation are expected to visit Afghanistan Sunday. The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Ronald Neumann said Saturday that Afghan and coalition forces have the means to successfully fight the Taleban this year.

Earlier this week, NATO officials said the U.S. would extend the tour of 3,000 troops in Afghanistan by four months to help fight resurgent Taleban fighters.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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