KABUL (Agencies) Afghanistan has accepted Pakistans offer to train its army and finance officers. The relations between two neighbouring countries have vastly improved in last five years, said Pakistans Ambassador to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on Saturday. Talking to Pakistani media persons, he said peace and reconciliation process was internal matter of Afghanistan, and Pakistan would continue to play its role to promote regional security and stability. He said the annual bilateral trade was increased US$4 billion of which $2 billion was formally registered. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai renewed commitment to continue joint strategy against terrorism and take cooperation in economic sector to a higher level. Addressing a press conference after holding bilateral talks here at Arg Palace, the two leaders opined that there was an increasing realisation that their dream of shared prosperity could only be achieved through sustained joint efforts. Gilani said: Now there is an equal realisation that both the countries are equally suffering because of terrorism and there should be no blame game. Gilani and Karzai first met separately, followed by delegation level talks and held in-depth discussions aimed at enhancing cooperation in war against terrorism and extremism and promoting collaboration on economy, trade and investment, building of energy corridors and improving road and rail links. Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Faheem, Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour and Minister for Interior Rehman Malik assisted the Prime Minister in the talks. The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. There was unanimity of views that Pakistan and Afghanistan should strengthen their existing strategic partnership for creating economic growth and job opportunities by making investments in trans-regional projects. The Prime Minister assured Karzai that Pakistan fully supported the reconciliation process with opposition groups to bring them into political mainstream. Gilani said: Pakistan and Afghanistan realise that instability in one country is not in the benefit of the other and their mutual interest is in pursuing a new path leaving behind the past. They said more steps would be taken to implement the planned mega regional projects of gas and electricity. The two sides agreed to improve institutional arrangements to increase coordination between security forces and improve intelligence sharing. Gilani stressed the need for closer cooperation to stop the production and trafficking of narcotics, which were being used by terrorist networks to fund their activities. Earlier, addressing a luncheon hosted in honour of his delegation at the Presidential Palace by Afghan President Karzai, PM Gilani said the two countries were committed to the full implementation of the new Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement as it would create new economic and trade opportunities. He said Pakistan and Afghanistan should jointly endeavour to establish trans-regional corridors for communication, transportation, trade and energy. We need to enhance customs cooperation and management for effective trade facilitation. We are committed to enhancing our current bilateral trade of US$ 2 billion to US$ 5 billion by 2015 through joint efforts. Pakistan wishes to be a close partner in the progress and prosperity of Afghanistan. He added despite resource constraints, Pakistan was eager to contribute to the socio-economic development of Afghanistan. We wish to further fortify this partnership, he said and offered that Pakistan would construct another 100 primary schools and 50 basic health units across Afghanistan. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday leaked US government cables critical of Afghanistan and Pakistan had helped bring the two nations together dismissing their content as lies. Karzai also hinted, at a joint news conference with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, that outside agents may be working to destabilise the neighbours. Whatever the intention was of the WikiLeaks, they helped relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, so in that sense the Wikileaks were good for us, Karzai said, without detailing how damaging allegations in the cables might have brought them together. Karzai, who has recently been publicly critical of Western tactics in the fight against the Taliban, said ties with Islamabad were solid. I can assure you that there is no trust deficit between Afghanistan and Pakistan, he told journalists. Karzai said both countries may be struggling against malign outside influences, questioning why US-led foreign forces who helped topple the Taliban in 2001 were now struggling to make progress against insurgents. We have seen that terrorist attacks have increased in Afghanistan, he said. Is it that all the (violent) activities carried out in Afghanistan are coming from Pakistan, or a broader conspiracy is working to destabilise both Pakistan and Afghanistan? Gilani also said the two nations had to work together. Karzai brushed off cables from WikiLeaks detailing widespread corruption in Afghanistan and harsh personal criticism from within his own cabinet, saying they were empty lies designed to undermine him. Negative words about me are not something new, Karzai said when asked about the cables. They are defaming Zakhilwal.