Pakistan and Britain have pledged to further strengthen mutual ties after a meeting between British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Asif Ali Zardari today. The two were aiming to smooth over a dispute triggered by Cameron's recent remarks that Pakistan was turning a blind eye toward the "export" of terrorism. The two leaders were all smiles, though, before television cameras after formal talks at the prime ministers Chequers country house outside London. Pakistan had protested Cameron's comments, made during a trip to India, and Zardari pledged to educate Cameron. Zardaris suggestion in a recent interview that the international community is losing the war of "hearts and minds" in Afghanistan stirred even more controversy. But speaking to journalists after today's talks, Cameron described their meeting as "excellent" and pledged to further strengthen what he called the two countries' unbreakable bilateral relationship. "What we've been talking about is our strategic partnership and how we can deepen and enhance that partnership to make sure we deal with all the issues where we want to see progress, whether that is in trade, whether it's in education, and also in the absolutely vital area of combating terrorism," Cameron said.