Islamabad [Pakistan], May 7 : Asserting that Islamabad desires peace and friendship with New Delhi, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has called upon India to join hands for peace efforts instead of endangering stability of the region by 'creating tension'.
President Hussain made these remarks while addressing the inaugural ceremony of "Made in KPK" exhibition organised by the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Pak-China Friendship Centre here on Saturday.
He said that Pakistan is keen on having durable peace and stability in the region. Emphasising that peaceful co-existence is the hallmark of Pakistan's foreign policy, President Hussain said that Islamabad has always extended goodwill gestures to all neighboring countries for peace in the region.
Radio Pakistan quoted President Hussain as saying that Pakistan has been at the helm of efforts for peace in Afghanistan, adding that both side shares common religious and cultural values.
Highlighting that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) aims at development in every part of the country, he said the project after its completion would change the fate of the region and Pakistan would emerge as the most important country.
He also urged all stakeholders to join hands with the government for successful completion of development projects.