Pak wants closer ties with ASEAN, Asia-Pacific Region: Zardari

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Islamabad, Feb 2(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that his country wants closer ties with the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and the Asia Pacific Region.

Zardari said this during his meeting with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Commander, Major General Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, in Islamabad.

The meeting was also attended by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Secretary General M Salman Faruqui and other senior Pakistani officials.

During the meeting he sought the support of Brunei to attain full dialogue partnership with the ASEAN.

Pak-Brunei bilateral relations were also discussed, during which Zardari thanked the Brunei government for their generous assistance during the recent devastating floods in the country, the Daily Times reported.

The President further noted with satisfaction the positive contributions being made by the Pakistani community in Brunei. (ANI)

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