ISLAMABAD (APP) - President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday said that the upcoming round of Pak-US Strategic Dialogue would further advance progress made so far in the mutually agreed areas of cooperation between Pakistan and the United States. He said that the roadmap prepared during previously held meetings between the officials of the two countries for making consistent progress would be pursued further for implementation of the projects identified in those meetings. This he said during his dinner meeting with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The US Ambassador in Islamabad Anne W Patterson, Secretary General to the President M Salman Faruqui and Pakistans Ambassador in Washington Hussain Haqqani were also present in the meeting. Matters relating to the bilateral relations and mutual cooperation, security situation in the region and the shared terrorist threat were discussed in the meeting. Discussing regional security situation, the President said that Pakistani people and our armed forces have made great sacrifices in the ongoing fight against militancy. Despite great human and material toll, we are determined to pursue our struggle till its logical end, the President emphasized. He said that the international community must take into considerations our requirements and valid concerns while chalking out any strategy in this regard. The President stressed that the development of conflict ridden areas was essential for changing the militant mindset and winning the battle of hearts and minds. President Zardari said that he has been urging the international community to specifically focus on prioritised areas of development for preemption of proclivities breeding militancy and extremism. On Afghanistan, the President said that a stable, prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan was in the interest of Pakistan and it firmly believes in the policy of neutrality and non-interference in internal matters of Afghanistan. Pakistan, he said, supported the Afghan led process of political reconciliation and efforts for the stability of the neighboring country. The President said that Pakistan is ready to assist Afghanistan in all possible manners for the development of infrastructure and strengthening of its institutions. President Zardari said that the international community needs to synergise their efforts for restoration of peace, stability and prosperity of a country which has remained war theater for years. On our part, the President said, We would complement coalitions effort in this regard and would provide all possible assistance for capacity building of the Afghan institutions. Reiterating U.S. administrations long-term and multifaceted commitment towards Pakistani Government and its people, Ambassador Holbrooke expressed the hope that the dialogue would yield positive results and would contribute in further strengthening the bilateral relations and mutual cooperation. He said that United Stated values Pakistans desire for peace and stability in the region and we greatly appreciate sacrifices made by Pakistan in the war against terror.