Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
directed Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday to
concentrate on further improving relations between Pakistan
and countries of the region based on mutual respect and
Gilani made the remarks during a meeting with Khar.
The Foreign Minister briefed him on upcoming
international meetings like the Commonwealth conference in
Australia this month and SAARC Summit in Maldives next month.
Khar "sounded upbeat so far as the relations of Pakistan
with the countries of the region were concerned", said a
statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office.
She said her optimism was based on the "shared
realisation among the countries to improve relations".
She also apprised Gilani of the Foreign Office`s efforts
to seek support for Pakistan’s candidature for a non-permanent
seat of the UN Security Council.