Pakistan called Friday for a resumption of talks with India, welcoming a call from US President Barack Obama to cool tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours with an "effective dialogue". "We hope that the US and other friends of Pakistan and India will encourage and facilitate this process," foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said in a statement released in response to Obama's comments. Referring to Obama's call for "effective dialogue" between Pakistan and India, the spokesman said: "We cannot agree more". "It has always been Pakistan's position that all long-standing issues between our two countries should be resolved through a constructive and result-oriented dialogue," he added. Pakistan and India launched a slow-moving peace process in February 2004 but it came to a halt after New Delhi blamed last November's Mumbai attacks on Pakistan-based militant organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.