Islamabad: Pak Prime Minister Yusuf Raza
Gilani on Thursday said cooperation between Pakistan and India can
move forward the SAARC process in a meaningful and substantive
The visit of Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani
Khar to India augers well for the SAARC process, Gilani said,
adding that Islamabad attaches great importance to regional
integration to enhance trade and promote economic prosperity
of the people of South Asia.
Gilani made the remarks while talking to Ibrahim
Hussain Zaki, Special Envoy of the President of Maldives.
Zaki handed over an invitation letter from Maldivian
President Mohamed Nasheed to the Prime Minister to participate
in the 17th SAARC Summit to be held in Maldives on 10-11
Gilani while accepting the invitation, expressed his
confidence that the SAARC Summit would help build stronger
bridges among the SAARC member countries.
The Special Envoy informed Gilani that it would be the
first time that SAARC Summit will be held south of the Equator
in Addu City, the southern most atoll in Maldives.
The Special Envoy appreciated Pakistan`s assistance to
Maldives in the preparations for a successful SAARC Summit.