Encouraged by the absence of rancour after the recent India-Pakistan ministerial engagement, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday said the dialogue between the two countries would help both develop a better understanding of each other’s position on all issues including Jammu & Kashmir.

He was speaking at a meeting with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar who called on him to brief about her India visit. Reiterating Pakistan’s desire to have good relations with all its neighbours including India in the larger interest of the welfare of the people of South Asia, he said continuation of the dialogue process would help build a better environment and foster understanding on issues.

Ms. Khar briefed Mr. Gilani about her meetings with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, Indian opposition leaders L. K. Advani and Sushma Swaraj besides the different factions of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. She also briefed President Asif Ali Zardari separately amid growing appreciation for the manner in which she handled such a sensitive visit and contributed to the injection of civility in a relationship usually flushed with bitterness.

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