US Senator Clinton meets with President Musharraf

US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton met with the Pakistani president on Sunday, shortly after she arrived for a brief visit, an official said. The meeting took place after Clinton - a Democrat from New York who is considering running for president - arrived at the Lahore international airport from Afghanistan, said the official on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media. The two discussed a range of issues, including the situation in Afghanistan and the Middle East, he said, quoting Musharraf as telling Clinton that Pakistan was in favor of a "stable, strong and prosperous Afghanistan" and that Islamabad was extending full support to the world community in the fight against terrorism. Musharraf also informed Clinton about the steps his government had taken to curb militancy and secure the Pakistani border with Afghanistan to check militants' activities, the official said.