Islamabad : Pakistan and the US should learn to trust each other and share intelligence and defence tactics in a bid to keep the region stable, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani told a delegation of US senators.
The delegation comprising Robert P. Casey, Michael Bennet, Sheldon Whitehouse and Richard Blumenthal called on Gilani Friday, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.
Gilani said: “It is instrumental in assisting each other in intelligence sharing and defence cooperation with a view to keep the region stable.
“As friends we should accept that we have divergence of views but we should learn to trust each other as our relationship is too vital for both the countries,” he said.
The prime minister said Pakistan had good relations with all neighbouring countries, including India and Afghanistan.
He mentioned the recent “fruitful” visit of Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to India and the earlier visits by the commerce secretary and interior secretary.
Pakistan wanted a sovereign, independent, stable and prosperous Afghanistan, he said.
“We support the process of reconciliation which is Afghan-led and Afghan-owned. Pakistan is part of the solution and not part of the problem,” he said.