President George W. Bush praised the US allies Saturday for their work in defeating terrorism.
Bush met with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf at the White House on Friday and has talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai scheduled for Tuesday. The next day, Bush hosts a meeting in the Oval Office with both presidents.
In his weekly radio address, Bush complimented Musharraf for "siding with the forces of freedom and moderation and helping to defend the civilized world." As for Afghanistan, Bush said on the radio that Karzai is continuing "the work of building a safer and brighter future for his nation."
Musharraf and Karzai met in Kabul earlier this month and pledged to jointly fight militants.