Obama, Pakistani PM to meet amid tensions

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Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:22 PM
Obama, Pakistani PM to meet amid tensions

The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Pakistan's prime minister next week as their countries attempt to restart their critical strategic partnership.

Ties between the U.S. and Pakistan have been frozen since American air strikes accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers along the Afghan border in November. Pakistan's cooperation with the U.S. is vital in the effort to negotiate an end to the Afghanistan war.

Pakistani officials have been debating new terms of engagement with the U.S.

Obama and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani will meet Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea, where they will be attending the Nuclear Security Summit. The White House says Obama and Gilani will review their efforts to support a reconciliation process in Afghanistan and to advance security and prosperity in the region.