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Pak, terrorism among issues to
be taken up by Advani in US

May 16, 2003 17:55 IST
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Several important issues, including Pakistan and terrorism, are likely to be taken up by Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani during his visit to the United States beginning June 8.

"Last time when I was in the US, it was in the backdrop of December 13 attack on Parliament. The forthcoming visit is going to be a follow-up visit during which I will take up incidents of terrorism which happened in the country in the last one year," Advani said.

"Last time I had gone there, then I was told that the Americans also feel equally angered about December 13 attack on Indian Parliament and this time I am going to take up further incidents of terrorism that occured in the country," he said.

Asked if Pakistan was also one of the issues to be discussed, he said: "It will be part of the talks."

Refusing to divulge further the issues which would be taken up during the visit, the deputy prime minister said: "The emphasis will also be on strengthening of Indo-US ties. The rest of the issues will definitely be chalked out before the visit."
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