ISLAMABAD, Mar 29 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday assured the Kashmiris that there sacrifices will not go waste and the lingering dispute will be resolved according to their aspirations. Addressing the National Assembly after getting a unanimous vote of confidence, Gilani said, “We will promote peace and brotherhood with neighbouring countries.”.
Gilani said the government would take forward the process of negotiations to seek resolution on Kashmir issue.
However, he made it clear that Confidence Building Measures would only be effective if the issue were seen getting resolved according to the aspirations of Kashmiris and international principles.
The Prime Minister said the government would strengthen its ties with the Islamic countries.
He said the basis of country’s foreign policy would be peace, solidarity and peaceful coexistence. He said Pakistan keeps respects the solidarity of other nations and expects a similar treatment from other nations towards Pakistan.
He said Pakistan also desires close and friendly ties with Europe and United States of America.
He said China was a traditional and time-tested friend of Pakistan.
“Pak-China friendship is higher than Himalayas and deeper than Indian Ocean. We will further strengthen our friendship with our exemplary friend.”
Gilani said we want peaceful and strong Afghanistan and desired peace and prosperity in its neighbourhood.