Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday said that the country has differed with the United States on principles and would not take any step against the national interests.
The government has adopted a tough stance on the matter of Raymond Davis, said the Prime Minister while talking to newsmen before his meeting with Marc Grossman.
Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari also held meeting with Grossman said that Pakistan and the United States need to “remain focused” to pursue long-term strategic ties, without being swayed by “misperceptions and some isolated incidents.”
He was referring to the Davis release case that has led to halting of all bilateral talks between the two states.
The President, according to a press release, said it was important not to be swayed by misperceptions and some isolated incidents that may be used by some to increase tensions and mistrust between the people of the two countries.
“We have to find ways and means to find acceptable solutions to all problems,” he said.