ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Philippines on Saturday reiterated their commitment to further increase cooperation in fields of culture, tourism, trade, education, science & technology, civilian nuclear energy besides promoting people-to-people contacts. The agreement was reached during the third round of policy consultation talks here between ministries of foreign affairs of Pakistan and Philippines. Ms Cristina G. Ortega, Assistant Secretary Asia and Pacific Affairs led the Philippines side. Syed Hasan Javed, Additional Secretary (Asia & Pacific) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Pakistan side. The two sides reviewed Pakistan-Philippines relations. Noting the traditional warmth and cordiality of bilateral ties, they expressed satisfaction at the continued growth of mutually beneficial cooperation in diverse fields including trade, commerce, security and defence. Exploring the need to further promote economic cooperation, the two sides identified generic pharmaceuticals, fresh vegetables, construction, halal food, training of manpower, livestock and tourism as areas of potential cooperation. They agreed on the need for greater interaction between the two private sectors. Both sides also discussed regional issues and matters pertaining to cooperation. Pakistan reaffirmed its desire for an enhanced partnership with ASEAN.