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Tony Blair talks to Vajpayee
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 24
British Prime Minister Tony Blair tonight had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and sought New Delhi’s assistance in formulating a global strategy for countering terrorism.

The two premiers, during their 10-minute talk, are also learnt to have discussed the formation of an alternative regime in trouble-torn Afghanistan in place of the ruling Taliban militia.

“We strongly support India’s initiative for comprehensive convention against international terrorism”, Mr Blair told Mr Vajpayee.

“When the convention is concluded, we would like to sit with you and work out a strategy for its effective enforcement”, Mr Blair told Mr Vajpayee. A draft convention has already been moved by India in the United Nations General Assembly.

The British Prime Minister also welcomed India’s support in countering global terrorism in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in the USA. The European Union, Mr Blair said, had also passed a resolution appreciating India’s draft convention.

Mr Vajpayee is learnt to have emphasised the need to have a “truly representative government” in Kabul in the post-Taliban scenario.

A spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office said that both Mr Vajpayee and Mr Blair agreed that the international community needed to give adequate attention to the reconstruction requirements of Afghanistan.Back



PM to meet Oppn leaders on Sept 27

New Delhi, September 24
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has convened a meeting of Opposition leaders on Thursday to discuss the situation arising out of September 11 terrorist strikes in the USA.

Besides the Congress, eight major political parties are expected to participate in the meeting. These include the Left parties and the Samajwadi Party. Mr Vajpayee has also convened a meeting of the NDA on Wednesday. UNI Back

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