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Iftar party is arranged for Zardari in Washington today

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WASHINGTON: Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is scheduled to have an Iftar dinner with US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday.

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Zardari reached Washington on Sunday evening where Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani received him to make a history as this happened for the first time that a former ruler was given full diplomatic protocol by a Pakistani ambassador.

Tariq Fatemi, who is the government’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs, announced the arrival of Zardari at a think tank in Washington.

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At this occasion Fatemi expressed that it is a positive move by the government and that it is the time when “political witch-hunting should come to an end”.

Fatemi is currently on an official visit to the US form the July 21 to 28 during which he is scheduled to visit senior officials of the State Department, Defence Department and the White House.

A spokesperson told the media that Fatemi will exchange views on bilateral relations with top US officials. And will as participate in a UN Security Council debate in New York on “United Nations Peacekeeping: Regional Partnership and Its Evolution”.

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