U.S. President George Bush is keeping busy on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
In a Tuesday morning meeting with Pakistani President
Asif Ali Zardari, Mr. Bush expressed his condolences for the victims of
a terrorist attack in Islamabad on Saturday.
He also noted that Mr. Zardari spoke strongly during the meeting about
Pakistan's sovereign right to protect itself. The issue is of
particular concern, following Pakistan's complaints about a series of
suspected U.S. missile strikes against militant targets inside the
Mr. Zardari, the husband of assassinated former Pakistani Prime
Minister Benazir Bhutto, said the country will work hard to solve its
own problems -- in accordance with his wife's legacy.
President Bush also attended a meeting on food security. He said the
United States has committed about five-billion dollars over the next
two years to fight global hunger.
He is also meeting with freedom activists from around the world.