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Musharraf urges UNGA not to let moment for peace go

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Musharraf said talks between South Asia's nuclear-armed rivals were at a difficult stage, but "this is the moment for peace - we must not allow it to slip away."

He said the two sides were "entering the difficult stage of grappling with solutions to previously irreconcilable disputes" and that Pakistan hoped that India "shows the same sincerity, flexibility and boldness that Pakistan will demonstrate," informs CNN.

According to the Indolink, earlier during his speech, &to=http://english.pravda.ru/diplomatic/2002/08/23/35083.html' target=_blank>Musharraf gave an upbeat assessment of Pakistan-India relations, saying that both countries "desire a resolution of the Kashmir dispute, which is just and acceptable to India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir".

Addressing the 59th General Assembly ahead of his meeting with &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/10/10/38011.html' target=_blank>Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Musharraf said: "After several aborted attempts, Pakistan and India have been able to initiate confidence-building measures (CBMs) and a composite dialogue this year to address all outstanding issues."

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