ISLAMABAD " Pakistan on Thursday said the United Nations would help it over the enormous security and economic problems by organizing international efforts for the purpose. An Inter-Ministerial Coordination meeting on the 'Friends of Democratic Pakistan Initiative' was held in the Foreign Office. The meeting was chaired by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and attended by the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Shaukat Tarin, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali, Secretary General to the President, Salman Farooqi, Chairman National Reconstruction Bureau, Naveed Ahsan and representatives of the ministries concerned. Speaking on the occasion, Foreign Minister Qureshi said that the UN had agreed to help organize programmes to be funded by countries including the United States and Germany. International donors formed a group called the Friends of Pakistan in 2008 to boost Pakistan's security, economic and social development and energy supplies. Pakistan also opted for a 7.6 billion dollars bailout package last year from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Foreign Minister Qureshi said that the next donors' conference might take place in Tokyo but he did not announce any date in this regard. Meanwhile, UN Assistant Secretary on Political Affairs Jean Arnault, in a separate meeting here with Advisor on Finance Shaukat Tarin, assured of UN support to government's efforts to reintroduce peace in FATA region, support Friends of Pakistan (FOPs') efforts to pick up development projects and build an economy that ensures maximum economic opportunities to the people of Pakistan. Earlier, addressing the meeting in Foreign Office, Foreign Minister Qureshi said, "We must be ready to showcase Pakistan's need assessment with clarity and professional excellence." "Our ability to elicit tangible support of friends will directly depend on the quality of our case. I am confident that our departments concerned have worked hard on their presentations. In this regard, I would suggest that we should be open to seeking professional advice, wherever so required, to further enhance the quality of our project proposals," he said. He said it was important that the United Nations provided its full support to the initiative. "The UN brings credibility and positive force to this forum," he said. "I am pleased to inform you that the United Nations has agreed to support the implementation of the Groups' agenda through the activities of its Programmes, Funds and Agencies within their respective mandates. He said the Friends initiative provided Pakistan a unique opportunity to remain constructively engaged with the international community at a time when it was confronting a major diplomatic and propaganda offensive unleashed by India. "There are suggestions to expand this Group. We are currently working on this proposition. We would need to strike the right balance between the need to enrich the Group by adding members with the effort to keep it effective and not make it unwieldy," he said.