BEIJING (APP) Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Sunday that he is 'optimistic about Pak-India foreign-secretary level talks scheduled on February 25. Talking to Chinese print and electronic media here, he, however, made it clear that the outcome of the talk 'depends on the response from the Indian side. Being neighbours, we cannot do without talking to each other, Qureshi noted. He said that Pakistan had always made efforts to maintain friendly relations with all its neighbours. The Foreign Minister said that the peace process between the two countries was proceeding well, but India unfortunately suspended the talks after the Mumbai incident. He pointed out that Pakistan itself was the biggest victim of terrorism perpetrated by non-state actors. Commenting on Pakistans fight against terrorism, Qureshi said that during last two years the democratically-elected government has achieved many important successes since 'we now have the full support of the people. Highlighting the successes, he said that in Swat and Malakand the government rehabilitated two million internally-displaced persons in record time. The situation in these areas is completely under control, he said and added that normalcy had been fully restored. Qureshi hailed the arrest of Abdul Ghani Baradar as a big success. Elaborating further, the Foreign Minister said that Pakistan has adopted a counter-terrorism policy centred on 3 Ds (dialogue, development and deterrence). As a part of this strategy, he pointed out his country is paying greater attention for the economic and social development in FATA and other neglected areas to bring these fully into the national mainstream. In this connection, he said that the recently concluded London Conference also endorsed Pakistans strategy. About Chinas role in fighting international terrorism, Qureshi said China is playing a positive and important role and it has provided critical assistance to Pakistan including for economic development and strengthening Pakistans counter-terrorism capacity. He particularly appreciated Chinas assistance for building a series of small, medium and large dams in Pakistan. These will go a long way in boosting Pakistans agriculture sector. Similarly, he said, China is also assisting Pakistan in the development of hybrid seeds to increase agriculture productivity. Regarding his visit to China and meetings with Premier Wen Jiabao and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Qureshi said that Pakistan and China are all-weather friends and comprehensive strategic partners. He said that he will be discussing the entire range of bilateral, regional and international issues with the Chinese friends. The FM referred to the strong emphasis being placed by both countries on enhancing their economic and trade relations. These should be commensurate with the exceptional warmth and friendship characterising overall Pakistan-China relations, he said. He said he would also invite his Chinese counterpart to visit Pakistan and added that President Asif Zardari is also due here in the first half of this year. On Pakistans economy, he said Pakistan has solid programme for economic stabilisation, adding that our economy is bouncing back. He gave exclusive interviews to largest circulated Chinese language 'Peoples Daily, the largest circulated English language newspapers 'China Daily and 'Global Times, 'Beijing Review, CCTVs flagship current affairs programme 'Dialogue and Phoenix TV.