Clinton, Gilani Discuss Bilateral Ties

Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rang up Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and discussed their strategic relations, it was reported Monday.

The Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) said that Clinton's call, lasting for 10 minutes, came when Gialni was in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province Sunday night.

Clinton told Gilani that her recent visit to Pakistan had "helped develop confidence in the bilateral strategic relations".

Gilani, APP said, expressed confidence that improvement in Pakistan-US relations would help achieve "the common objective of eliminating terrorism".

Relations between Pakistan and the US hit a new low after American commandos flew into Pakistan and killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad May 2.


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