WASHINGTON - US President George W. Bush will meet President Asif Ali Zardari in New York on Tuesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said on Thursday while talking to newsmen. "The two leaders will discuss efforts to strengthen bilateral relationship and build a long-term partnership based on common values. They will focus on cooperation in fighting terrorism, strengthening the economy and promoting democracy in Pakistan", she said. Tensions have flared recently between Pakistan and the United States over US air strikes in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan where Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters are suspected of hiding. Pakistan has condemned these raid, saying they violated its sovereignty. Responding to questions, Pakistan's UN Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon said in New York that President Zardari would certainly convey the feelings of the people of Pakistan over cross-border raids.  President Asif Zardari will stay at the plush Barclay Inter-Continental Hotel in midtown Manhattan. His official entourage consists of five officials plus some 30 security personnel and other functionaries. Zardari will address the UNGA on September 25. He is also scheduled to hold meetings with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Iranian President Mahmood Ahmedinijad and French President Sarkozy. He will return home on Sept 27.