ABUJA - Pakistan and Nigeria have agreed to cooperate in diverse fields including counter-terrorism and defence.

This was announced by President Mamnoon Hussain and Nigerian President Dr Goodluck Jonathan at a news conference after holding delegation-level talks in Abuja on Tuesday.

They also agreed to intensify cooperation at the international fora and efforts for reforms in the UN Security Council.

President Mamnoon expressed his deep sympathy and concern over the recent abduction of 273 girl students and prayed for their early and safe recovery.

The president said Pakistan government was establishing a 'Look Africa Policy' to further fortify the relations in all areas of cooperation to the mutual benefit of the people.

He said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Africa in general and Nigeria in particular.

He also stressed upon more frequent bilateral exchanges at heads of states and governments level, which was imperative for further strengthening of political, economic and commercial relations.

The president also announced the opening of commercial section of the embassy of Pakistan in Lagos.