ISLAMABAD (APP) - A delegation of Asian Development Bank on Thursday called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and agreed in principle to finance Diamer-Bhasha Dam project. The delegation headed by its vice President Xiaoyu Zhao, assured ADB's support to the Pakistan government and informed the Prime Minister about the development activities undertaken by the bank in various sector of national economy. The ADB President also commended the measures undertaken by the Pakistan government for improvement of the economy. During the meeting, Prime Minister Gilani said Pakistan greatly values its partnership with development institutions particularly the ADB, which is a trusted partner and wants to have even better relations in future. Appreciating the active support of ADB to Pakistan in the past, the Prime Minister expressed the hope that this cooperation would continue for helping the country to overcome the shortage of energy, water and food through construction of new dams and other related projects. He said the construction of farm to market road network, development of urban and rural areas, provision of equitable economic opportunities as well as improving the social sector particularly the health and education facilities are the foremost agenda before the government. The Prime Minister said the government was fully committed towards reducing poverty, increasing per capita income, generating more jobs and improving the living standard of the people. He said that due to prudent economic policies undertaken by his government, the economy is now started showing positive results. Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar was also present in the meeting.