ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday asked the government to vigorously pursue the pledges made by the international community for relief and rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons and ensure that the assistance pledged is translated into reality at the earliest. He said this during a briefing in the Presidency to review the follow-up progress of the two separate meetings of Donors and the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) in Tokyo in April last. The review meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister of State for Finance Hina Rabbani Khar, Secretary General to the President Salman Faruqui, Secretary Finance Salman Siddique and Secretary EAD Farrukh Qayyum. At the Tokyo Conference the United States and Japan announced one billion dollars each, with Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE and Turkey pledging $ 700 million, $ 330 million, $ 300 million and $ 100 million respectively to help Pakistan meet its short-term financial requirements. Briefing the media about the meeting Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the President also advised that Economic Diplomacy Wing be set up in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed by a senior officer for furthering economic interests of the country as an essential component of the foreign policy. The President said that Economic Diplomacy Task Group including representatives from the private sector might also be established for promoting economic dimensions of the foreign policy. The President said that the FoDP Secretariat could become part of the Economic Diplomacy Wing of the Foreign Office. Farhatullah Babar quoted the President as saying that economic interdependence among the countries not only promoted mutual economies but also created a platform for strategic relationship and for promoting peace and harmony. An oil or gas pipeline passing through different countries not only fuelled the economies but also served to bring the peoples together and promote peace and harmony, he said. Briefing the meeting Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that after the Tokyo meeting of the FoDP, several working groups had been set up on Energy, Institution Capacity building, Finance, Security and Trade. These working groups had already met recently, he said. The second meeting of the working group on Finance was scheduled early next month, the Foreign Minister informed the meeting. President Asif Ali Zardari said that the FoDP initiative was a long-term engagement of the international community with Pakistan to help it face the challenges including economic crisis in the wake of fight against terrorism. President Zardari said the concept of FoDP was aimed at bringing the international community together and drawing its attention toward Pakistan, which was facing various challenges. The President said that thought should also be given to arrange an event around the theme of public-private partnership encouraging the private sector in FoDP countries to play their role in FoDP projects.