Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says Pakistan desires good relations with all the countries and believes that all outstanding issues must be resolved through dialogue.

He was addressing the 118th anniversary celebration of proclamation of Philippines independence in Islamabad.

The Minister said our relations with the Philippines form an important component of our 'Vision East Asia Policy, which aims at enhancing collaboration with Southeast Asian region in diverse fields.

He said there exists commonality of views on various regional and international issues translating into a reservoir of goodwill between the leadership and people of the two countries.

Pervaiz Rashid said Philippines, a founding member of ASEAN, has been a steadfast supporter of our efforts to strengthen our institutional linkages with ASEAN.

He said Philippines has also committed to support Pakistan 's bid for the Full Dialogue Partnership of the ASEAN.

He expressed the hope that the relations between the two countries will further grow.

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