ISLAMABAD - Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has proposed a meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session due next month and stressed that the highest-level contacts between the leadership of two neighbours to remove acridity created by the harsh statements emanating from both sides. The Indian Premier Dr Manmohan Singh made this suggestion Friday evening while talking to Prime Minister Gilani, who had called him up for greeting the people of India on their Independence Day. Having received a message of felicitation on Pakistan's Independence Day from the Prime Minister of India (on August 13, 2008), Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani called Dr Manmohan Singh to congratulate him and the people of India on the occasion of their Independence Day. The Prime Minister while recalling a very satisfactory meeting between Chairman of Pakistan People's Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and President, Congress Party of India, Madam Sonia Ghandi, in Beijing, said that such interaction would serve to build the bridges between the political leadership of two sides and bring the people of India and Pakistan ever closer to each other.    Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh expressed his gratitude for Prime Minister of Pakistan's telephone call to him and said that the contacts at personal level of leadership would greatly help building confidence between the true representatives of the two democratically elected governments and in overcoming the mistrust between the two countries. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that the greatest enemies of India and Pakistan were hunger, poverty, ignorance, disease and terrorism and both the countries needed to work together to fight these adversaries. He further said that both countries should resolve all their bilateral issues including the Kashmir dispute through dialogue and adhere to the peace process. The Prime Minister of India added that at times harsh statements emanating from either side cast a shadow over the cordiality of relations between India and Pakistan but the regular contacts at the highest-level would help dispel the uncertainties created by them. He asked Prime Minister of Pakistan whether he would be visiting New York for the UN General Assembly Session so that a meeting could possibly be held between them on the sidelines of the UNGA session. The Prime Minister of Pakistan welcomed this proposition and assured his Indian counterpart of his government's resolve to work for strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries.