Pakistani PM hopes his visit to India to improve bilateral relations
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Pakistani PM hopes his visit to India to improve bilateral relations

Mohali : India | Mar 30, 2011 at 10:46 PM PDT
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Yousuf Raza Gilani

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has left for India on Wednesday to attend a match of the semifinals of World Cup cricket between the two countries, hoping that this visit would forward relations between the two neighbors.

"I realize [India] bearing in mind the feelings between the two countries. Both teams have qualified for the semi-final and I hope to see good performances from both sides," said reporters Gilani, who also hoped that his visit would "give a boost to the Pakistan team."

He thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's invitation to attend the game.

The leader of the Pakistani government, accompanied by a delegation of 20 prominent figures from the Cabinet and Parliament, should meet with his Indian counterpart.

Describing his Indian counterpart a politician of experience with a positive attitude, Gilani expressed confidence that his visit would lead to progress between the two countries and an improvement of bilateral relations.

"The Indian prime minister wants to work for peace and prosperity in this region. We are both committed to it, and we aspire to a better environment to better serve our peoples," he noted .

Pakistan, engaged in the fight against terrorism, is going through a difficult period. "The whole country, the government and people have united to create an enabling environment in Pakistan," Gilani noted.

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