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Pak-US strategic dialogue to enhance bilateral ties: Gilani

By Samyuktha

Islamabad, July 19(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has expressed satisfaction over the successful track meetings of the Pakistan-US strategic dialogue, saying that they would strengthen bilateral ties.

After a meeting with visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Gilani said that Pakistan had prepared a set of documents envisaging future plans for taking the relationship beyond the war against terrorism.

He expressed hope that the fifth round of the strategic dialogue scheduled today will be productive.

The Prime Minister further highlighted the importance of public diplomacy, and said that it would be vital in building more trust between the two countries.

Gilani underlined the need for greater economic cooperation between Pakistan and the US to address the root causes of terrorism such as illiteracy, poverty and underdevelopment, The Daily Times reports.

He also urged the US government to enhance its assistance in building the capacity of the law enforcement agencies in Pakistan.

He called for better intelligence sharing to enable Pakistan to succeed in its campaign to rout out the menace of terrorism from its soil. (ANI)

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