ISLAMABAD - US Vice President-elect Joseph Biden on Friday urged both Pakistan and India to work jointly on the Mumbai terror attacks to help in bringing the alleged 'elements' to justice. "Both neighbourly countries should join hands to bring the 'elements', involved in the attacks on Mumbai in November 2008, before the court of law," sources privy to the meeting quoted Mr Joe Biden as saying during his meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States of America Hussain Haqqani and US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W Paterson attended the event, an official statement issued here by the Presidency said. The US Vice President elect said the new US administration believed in having a long, real and broad based commitment to Pakistan with a view to supporting its stability and nascent democracy. As a Senator, Biden co-sponsored the landmark Biden-Kerry-Lugar legislation for expanding socio-economic assistance of US$ 15 billion ($ 1.5 billion annually) including non-military aid over the next five fiscal years besides advocating an additional US$ 7.5 billion over the subsequent five years. During the discussion with Pakistani leadership, Mr Biden expressed satisfaction at Pakistan's measures in the post-Mumbai attacks. "Washington will further boost bilateral relations with Islamabad in diversified fields," he assured. In the meeting, President Zardari made it clear that Pakistan's efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region should not be seen with any doubt. He went on saying that Pakistan had suffered a lot than any country else in the global war on terrorism. Both sides also discussed the situation in the region, Pak-US bilateral relations and the need for a long-term relationship, besides the situation in Afghanistan and the region, according to the press statement. Biden said the United States of America was positive in terms of assisting Pakistan as it was its important ally and partner. President Zardari apprised the Vice President elect of Pakistan's commitment and the measures being taken by the government in the war against militancy, extremism and terrorism. He also told him of his recent successful visit to Afghanistan where the two countries also signed a joint declaration. He said Pakistan believed in peace and stability in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani while reaffirming Pakistan's commitment to persist in its campaign against extremism and terrorism till the end, called on the US Government to deliver on its promised assistance for building the capacity of Pakistan's civil paramilitary forces. The Prime Minister while talking to US Senator and Vice President Elect Mr Joseph Biden and Senator Lindsey Graham, who called on him at the Prime Minister House, Friday evening, underscored that the military action was not the permanent solution to counter terrorism and that was why Pakistan urgently needed the required equipment and training to prepare its paramilitary forces to take on this challenge. The Prime Minister also urged that at the same time, the new US administration should fast track the passage of Biden-Luger Bill and take measures to introduce the long awaited ROZs Bill in the US Congress. The Prime Minister briefed the US Senators, in detail, on Pakistan's campaign to counter terrorism and efforts to normalize relations with Afghanistan. He emphasized that the US must trust and respect Pakistan's sincerity, as an ally cannot be adversary at the same time. The Prime Minister also took up with the US Senators the matters relating to provision of defence equipment to Pakistan's armed forces and enhanced intelligence exchanges between the two sides. He stated that such cooperation would enable Pakistan's armed forces to take action against the militant hideouts and the major issue of drone attacks by US/NATO forces in the bilateral relations would be eliminated. The US Vice President Elect assured the Prime Minister of new US Government's full economic support, bilaterally and through IFIs, to Pakistan. He also promised to work for the provision of equipment and training to build the capacity of Pakistan's paramilitary forces and meet its defence needs. He reassured the Prime Minister that the new US Government would like to have a constructive relationship with democratic government of Pakistan. He said it was not a zero sum game as the US considered Pakistan's success against terrorism as its own. The incoming government in Washington would like to start with the "present rather than past" in its relations with Pakistan. Though there would be continuity in new government's policies, yet it would not be about the past. The Obama administration fully realized that Pakistan alone could not fight this war and hence would support it in every possible way to succeed. Biden termed a stable Afghanistan as imperative for peace and economic prosperity of the whole region and stated that Pakistan's role towards that end would be of paramount importance.