UNITED NATIONS - Pakistan has offered to contribute its naval support to the international anti-piracy operations off the Somalian coast provided the United Nations Security Council lays down a clear-cut mandate, according to a press release of the Pakistan Mission to the U.N. The offer was made by Pakistan's U.N. Ambassador Abdullah Husain Haroon during a meeting with the visiting Belgiun Defence Minister, Pieter de Crem, on Monday during which the increased incidents of piracy in the Molluca Straits, the Red Sea and the Somalian Coast came under discussion. The Ambassador also discussed U.N. peacekeeping operations and the problems faced by the troop contributing countries. In offering Pakistan Navy's assistance, Ambassador Haroon said his government would consider taking a lead role under some conditions: To press into service U.N.-permitted Pakistan Air Force support missions in the region from bases in the Arabian peninsula as well as financial arrangements, provision of technology, weaponry to its personnel, who would serve under their own senior naval commander. During the talks, the Belgian defense minister was assisted by the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations, K.F.Grauls, senior officers of the Belgian Navy and Military as well as of the Defense Ministry . The briefing was also attended by senior UN officials dealing with peacekeeping operations.