Islamabad - The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman has said that Pakistan's efforts for cooperation and strengthened ties with all its neighbours, including Afghanistan and India, is a manifestation of its commitment for regional peace and stability, and the world must recognise Pakistan's issues while engaging with it. In a meeting with newspaper editors and later on talking to media in Islamabad on Monday, the Federal Information Minister discussed a variety of issues related to national and international issues, and presented government's stance on them. Replying to a private tv channel's query on president Asif Ali Zardari's recent meeting with the Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Spanta, Sherry Rehman said that the decision by the two officials to convene the Pak-Afghan Jirga on a regular basis will serve the interest of peace in the region. "Pakistan and Afghanistan will work together to address regional security challenges as well as to explore avenues for close cooperation for progress and development." Sherry Rehman referred to the joint declaration on directions of bilateral cooperation signed by the two countries in early January. "the declaration is an important step towards the promotion of mutual ties as it draws a framework for bilateral relations. It involves cooperation on multiple levels to strengthen the prospects of peace and development. The government of Pakistan is fully invested in regional stability, as we see this as key to our nation's progress and prosperity." The Federal Information Minister said "the ability of terrorist forces to maintain a presence in the region which also operate transitionally calls for a coordinated response to the threat. Such responses already incorporate addressing internal challenges, but there is no refuting the fact that all countries of the region need to jointly work to address the issue of terrorism." Welcoming the recent statement by the British Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup appreciating Pakistan government's efforts in curbing insurgency and addressing militancy, the Information Minister stressed the need for all partners in the global counter-terrorism efforts to follow a common strategy. "Pakistan has made important gains in the fight against terrorism and its allies must demonstrate respect for the country's efforts. We face formidable challenges as we fight terrorism. Unilateral actions by our international partners are counter-productive, fuelling public anger and resentment. Repeated drone attacks on our territory could deepen the crisis as these are an impediment to Pakistan's democratic government's efforts to bring about peace and order in the country." Sherry Rehman said that Pakistan wants to maintain friendly relations with all its neighbours, including Afghanistan and India. "we continue to stress and pursue regional cooperation on our western and eastern borders to fight terrorism. We have seen that neither war mongering, nor blame-game serves the interest of peace. In dealing with a common enemy, no one country can afford to devalue the significance of regional partnership." Responding to a media query on Indian dossier regarding the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the information minister said that the government will present its response in due time. "Pakistan has well-established institutional mechanisms that we follow as we proceed in formulating meaningful responses. The prime minister has already spoken on this issue". When asked about the future of talks in the region, Sherry Rehman said that Pakistan would continue to work with Afghanistan, India and other countries in the region to deliver on the people's mandate for peace, but it is regrettable that India has sought a pause in the composite dialogue process. "The democratic government is committed to promote peace and progress following the mandate of the people. Terrorism undermines our efforts for social and economic empowerment of our people. The recent shifts in the global economic fundamentals highlight the need for quick national response to prevent people from falling into the poverty and under-development trap. All our domestic and international efforts for peace stem from our commitment to strengthen the architecture of people's development in our country so that we can move forward on the path of prosperity."