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Musharraf explains Pak perspective about UN Reforms to Annan

21 September, 2006

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NEW YORK: President General Pervez Musharraf Wednesday said United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has played an important role in restoring peace and resolving conflicts in the world.

He observed this while talking to Mr Annan at UN Headquarters, where he discussed in detail the UN reform process and explained Pakistanís perspective over the issue.

President Musharraf said reforms in United Nations Security Council should be introduced with consensus and Pakistan is continuing its efforts for achieving this goal with the help of other countries having similar approach to the issue.

The president also lauded the role United Nations played in reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in the wake of October 8, 2005 killer earthquake in Pakistan.

He said government of Pakistan is utilizing all its available resources in the rehabilitation process and the promises made by international community in the donors conference must be fulfilled.

UN Secretary General appreciated the leadership qualities of President General Pervez Musharraf and said being UN Secretary general with president Musharraf time and again had been very conducive.

Mr Annan said, he had worked in his best abilities for restoring peace in the world.

During the meeting they also discussed at length the situation in Afghanistan. Mr Annan also praised the role of government of Pakistan in providing relief to quake affectees in Pakistan.

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