Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf expressed optimism that a meeting with India's leader Saturday on the sidelines of the Nonaligned Movement summit could lead to cease-fire at their common border.
"A historic opportunity like this must be seized by the leadership of the two countries to bring to a close the chapter and tension in our region," Musharraf said Friday in his speech to the Nonaligned Movement.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made no specific mention of Pakistan in his summit speech, which called for a renewed effort to contain nuclear weapons.
Musharraf said Pakistan is determined to resolve all its disputes with India.
"Pakistan is making sincere efforts to promote peace and cooperation in South Asia," he said.