Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan is keen to expand cooperation especially in trade‚ investment‚ energy‚ infrastructure‚ agriculture and human resource development with all its friends the world over.

Addressing a luncheon hosted in honour of ambassadors of several countries in Islamabad on Wednesday‚ he said there is urgent need to convert mutual goodwill into mutually beneficial partnerships.

Referring to the regional political situation‚ the Prime Minister said Pakistan is engaged‚ and remains committed to support a peaceful and smooth transition in Afghanistan.

Nawaz Sharif said that the government is determined to get rid of terrorism and extremism. This menace is complex in nature and is rooted in the events of the last three decades‚ having global‚ regional and local dimensions.

He said national consensus is being evolved through various forums including the All Parties Conference and the Parliamentary resolutions to bring an end to extremism in the country.

The Prime Minister said his government is portraying the correct picture of Pakistan at the international level.