Pak committed to improve relations with neighbours: Khar

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Islamabad. March 8: Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday said that her government was single-mindedly committed to improve relations with all the immediate neighbours, including India and Afghanistan.

Speaking at the passing-out ceremony of the 32nd Sepcialised Diplomatic Courses of the country's foreign services officers at the Foreign Service Academy here, Khar said that Pakistan strongly believed, irrespective of all difficulties, that the only way forward to dealing with India was through building trust and confidence.

The minister said that Pakistan was focused to resolve all outstanding issues between the two nations through constructive dialogue.

Felicitating the graduating officers, Khar said pursuit of national interest only must become the guiding principle of the latter's conduct, whether professional and personal, and they should commit themselves to serve the common people of Pakistan.

The foreign minister also met Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf during which the latter said that Pakistan is an important and responsible member of the international community and wanted to have friendly relations with all nations and on an equitable basis.

He said as a peace-loving nation, Pakistan had made several sacrifices to beat extremist and ignorant forces. The PM said the world must acknowledge Pakistan's important role in the war against terrorism.

Earlier, Khar had briefed the PM on efforts that have been undertaken to improve relations with various regional countries, including India.

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