ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the Pak-US government-level relations need to be trickled down in terms of people-to-people contact for maximum utilization and to bridge the trust deficit. The President remarked this while talking to a US delegation headed by Senator Jack Reed. Other members of the delegation included Senator Ted Kaufman, Senator Kay Hagan, Congressmen David Price, Stephen Lynch and Jeff Fortenberry. Minister for Foreign affairs Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Advisor, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Senator Syeda Sughra Imam and other senior officials were also present in the meeting. Earlier, the delegation also called on Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. The President said that the present US commitment towards Pakistans stability, security and prosperity has boosted the mutual relationship and hoped that the present level of engagement would be sustained on long-term basis. Zardari said that convergence of interests of both the countries calls for adoption of a common strategy to direct our efforts for the pursuits of common goals. The President emphasised the need for expediting ROZ legislation in order to give local people the hope for the better through creation of job and other economic opportunities. In his meeting with the US delegation, the PM expressed his satisfaction on the successful 4th round of Pakistan-US strategic dialogue and hoped that this process would be carried forward with the concerted efforts of both sides. The next round of the strategic dialogue to be held in Islamabad during the forthcoming visit of Secretary of States Hilary Clinton, which would produce more tangible concrete results. The Prime Minister underscored the need of reconstruction of the areas cleared from the militants in Swat, Malakand, and South Waziristan on urgent basis to win the heats and minds of the affected people and retain the overwhelming support of people of Pakistan in the campaign against militancy and terrorism. Premier Gilani said that the leading role of the United States in this regard would not only help further bridge the trust deficit but also help improve the US image in Pakistan. He said that the Damage Need Assessment of those areas had already been undertaken and specific projects for rebuilding the schools, hospitals and infrastructure were identified and offered to the donor countries to register their help in the reconstruction phase. The Prime Minister emphasised that Pakistan wanted trade not aid and the US Congress had an important role to play for providing greater market access to Pakistani products in its country through grant of GSP facilities, starting negotiations on bilateral trade agreement and the passage of long delayed ROZ legislation. The US Senators and Congressmen were unanimous in their praise of Pakistans resolute and determined action to root out militancy and menace of terrorism and acknowledged the great human sacrifices as well as the massive economic cost that Pakistan had incurred in this struggle. They agreed with the Prime Minister for the need to further expand the scope of the Parliamentary exchanges and people-to-people contacts to remove the misgiving and misperceptions on both sides. They apprised the Prime Minister of a series of planed visits of the US delegations to Pakistan during this year with the view to create positive people messaging and improve the credibility of Pakistan-US relationship through seminars, symposiums, and conferences. They also assured the Prime Minister of their complete cooperation in promoting the bilateral ties in every field. The delegation also met Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly who said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with USA and was fully committed to a long-term broad based and stable strategic relationship in diverse fields.