ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday said it wants good relations with the international community including the United States but cannot compromise its national sovereignty and integrity.
Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit in his weekly briefing said on Thursday, “Pakistan wants good relations with the United States based on mutual respect and dignity” adding that there will be no compromise on national integrity and sovereignty.
He however said, Pak-US relations remained tense and experienced ups and down during the current year owing to some incidents including Raymond Davis, Abbottabad and the Salala check post attack of November 26.
Refuting the impression that Pakistan and United States are not on talking terms, the spokesman said, “We are on speaking terms with US and trying to put our relations back on track.”
The spokesman said Parliamentary Committee on National Security is reviewing Pak-US relations and Prime Minister Gilani has said that its recommendations would be presented to joint session of the parliament for final approval on the issue of revisiting the relations with United States.
Giving an overview of Pakistan's foreign policy during 2011, the spokesman said Pakistan adopted a comprehensive foreign policy that enhanced its image among the international community.
He said Pakistan was elected non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council that indicates its importance in the world.