Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani made a telephone call to his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday and said Pakistan attached immense importance to its relations with India.
Congratulate him on winning a vote of confidence on Tuesday, Gilani said: “The present state of unrest in the region demands more cooperation for combating terrorism and extremism as both countries are victims of this menace.”
Gilani further said a stable Afghanistan was in the interest of all the countries of the region and all possible efforts must be made to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. Gilani said he was looking forward to meeting Singh on the sidelines of a South Asian summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka, early next month.
The prime minister told the Indian prime minister that his success was the success of democracy and such democratic norms must be encouraged in the region for strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Indian prime minister said all outstanding issues, including the issue of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, would be resolved amicably. He assured his full support and cooperation in this regard.