Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has called for a strategy of "changing mindsets" so moderate Muslims can confront and defeat Islamic extremism.
General Musharraf made the remarks Tuesday during a speech at London's International Institute of Strategic Studies.
The Pakistani leader said his country is moving to convince Islamic schools called "madrassas" to be less inflammatory in their instruction. US officials believe madrassas are largely responsible for the spread of extremist ideas in the Muslim world.
President Musharraf also said he favors a peaceful resolution of disputes with India. But he insisted the dispute over the Kashmir territory -- which has led to two wars between Pakistan and India -- can, in his words, not be "sidelined."
General Musharraf met Monday in London with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. On Wednesday, he is scheduled to meet French President Jacques Chirac in Paris.