Raja Pervez thanks Premier of Australia
ISLAMABAD, July 30 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has thanked Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Australia for her message of felicitations on assumption of the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan.The Prime Minister said Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Australia and considers Australia an important development partner.“It is gratifying to note that our cooperation in a broad range of areas of mutual interest has significantly increased over the past few years,” the Prime Minister said.The Prime Minister said he firmly believes that the traditionally friendly relations between Pakistan and Australia should be further strengthened for the benefit of the two countries, sustainable development of the region as well as security of the international community.The Prime Minister said he is looking forward to work closely with the Prime Minister of Australia to achieve these lofty objectives.