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Pakistan: Peace With India on Kashmir 'Within Reach'

Pakistan's president says peace with India regarding the disputed region of Kashmir is "within reach."

Addressing European lawmakers in Brussels Tuesday, President Pervez Musharraf said it is important to resolve the issue through peaceful dialogue. He said, however, Pakistan will not change its stance unless India shows flexibility in regard to the disputed Himalayan area.

Both of the nuclear-armed nations claim Kashmir as their own. They have fought two wars over the region.

Mr. Musharraf is expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of this week's summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Cuba.

After the summit, the Pakistan president will attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York before traveling to Washington for talks with President Bush.

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