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Pakistani, Afghan FMs Travel to Washington

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Foreign ministers from Afghanistan and Pakistan left for Washington Sunday to take part in the new U.S. administration's review of policy in the region.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is due to meet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, and other high ranking officials.

Afghan Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta will meet with his U.S. and Pakistani counterparts in three-party talks about the war on terror.

The U.S. government has expressed concern over a recent deal with Taliban militants to implement Islamic law in Pakistan's northwest Swat region.

Local officials say they signed the accord in a bid to pacify a growing militant insurgency.

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