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Sattar, Powell to discuss n-issues

ISLAMABAD, MAY 20. Nuclear and security issues would be part of discussions between the Pakistani Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdul Sattar, and the U.S. Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell, when the former visits Washington in the third week of June. In a talk with correspondents here, Mr. Sattar said the lifting of sanctions, the Kashmir issue and the plight of Afghans would figure in the discussions. His programme is tentatively scheduled between June 18 and 20.

Mr. Sattar welcomed the statement of the Secretary of State that the U.S. would encourage Pakistan and India to find a peaceful and just solution to the Kashmir issue. He said Pakistan would welcome any offer of mediation.