Pakistani President ready to visit in Israel
Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf offered in a television interview Friday to visit Israel and help mediate in the conflict with Palestinians. Pakistan has no formal diplomatic ties with Israel.
In an interview with the pan-Arab satellite television station Al-Arabiya, Musharraf said he was "enthusiastic" to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and would visit Israel if his offer to mediate was accepted.
The Pakistani leader said he could also begin his talks first with the Palestinians, or "maybe in some third country ... going to Israel is also a possibility."
"It will be an honor, if I can contribute in any way," said Musharraf. "If there was a role that I can play, and both sides accept that role, yes, indeed, I would like to play that role."
Musharraf noted that the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will not be solved unless solutions for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are found first.
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