London: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his country considered its relations with the United States as “extremely important”, and stressed that victories in the fight against terrorism must also be credited to the South Asian country.
“As we (Pakistan and the US) are working together in fighting terrorists, victories should be shared along with losses,” the Daily Times quoted Gilani, as saying during a news conference in London at the conclusion of his four-day visit.
Gilani further acknowledged that relations between the two countries were strained after the secret US military operation in Abbottabad to kill al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
“The incident resulted in misunderstanding between the two countries after Pakistan voiced its reservations for not being taken into confidence for violating its sovereignty,” the Pakistan Prime Minister said.
“Pakistan is willing to work with the United States to track down terrorist leaders, including Ayman al-Zawahiri, who succeeded bin Laden as head of al Qaeda,” he added.