POL: British Conservative Party talks with Foreign Minister, Army Chief

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Thu, 09/04/2008 - 13:23

POL: British Conservative Party talks with Foreign Minister, Army Chief

Islamabad, Sept 4 PPI: Visiting British Conservative Party leader David Cameron Wednesday had talks with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office here.

David Cameron, who is accompanied by Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague and
Shadow Cohesion Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi also visited Faisal Mosque.

Cameron flew here from Afghan capital Kabul, after having spent time with British
troops stationed in neighbouring Afghanistan.

Conservative Party leader also met earlier in the day with Army Chief General
Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and exchanged views on security situation in the region.

During his stay he will deliver a speech expanding on his views for foreign policy
under a future Conservative government. He is
expected to commit his party to spreading democracy and feeding "the universal human
hunger for freedom" and to say that there is "no room for ambivalence" in fight
against extremism.

He is expected to tell Pakistan that "bluntly, we need each other", and that while
Britain will do more to tackle terrorism,
"Pakistan's international reputation will depend" on its success in bearing down on
extremists attempting to recruit young people and preventing the Taliban from
operating freely in several regions of the country.

"Let's be clear that the threat we face - principally from al-Qa'eda and its
affiliates - remains a formidable danger to your
society and to mine," he is expected to say.

Tory leader is due to discuss with Pakistani leadership including Prime Minister
Yousuf Raza Gilani the security situation in the