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Pakistan, Britain to put the bugging issue behind

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Feb 9, IRNA -- Pakistan and Britain have agreed to put the 
bugging issue of Pakistan High Commission in London behind and 
maintain their close friendship and cooperation in all fields, a 
spokesman said Monday. 
Replying to a question, the Foreign Office Spokesman Masood Khan 
said that the British government has sent a communication through 
foreign policy advisor of British prime minister when he called on 
Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri on January 26. 
The communication said that British government recognized the 
difficulties caused by such allegations and concerns, Khan said. 
"It added that the British government would not wish to do any 
thing to harm development of bilateral relations between the two 
countries." 
According to the spokesman, the foreign minister was assured that 
Britain would continue to attach great importance to relations with 
Pakistan. 
He said the communication also underlined that the close working 
contacts should not be compromised by `irritants` caused by certain 
press reports. 
TK/TSH/AH/210 
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