President Zardari attends reception in Astana

ASTANA, Kazakhstan: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday attended a reception hosted by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in honour of the heads of states who reached here to participate in the 10th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to be held on Wednesday. Chinese President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad among others attended the reception. Earlier, after their arrival in the Kazakh capital, the heads of states held bilateral meetings and exchanged views on how to promote regional peace and security and enhance economic cooperation. – APP