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High-Ranking US Diplomat in Pakistan For Talks


A top U.S. diplomat is in Pakistan for talks with the country's leaders on the fight against terrorism and the situation in neighboring Afghanistan.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Richard Boucher arrived in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, Wednesday for two days of meetings.

Boucher is meeting with Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri, President Pervez Musharraf and other key members of government.

Talks are also expected to focus on recent political developments in Pakistan.

President Musharraf is trying to maintain cooperation with Washington in the fight against terrorism while managing opposition to his government by Islamist hardliners.

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