29 Mar 2011

Pakistan PM's cricket trip to India in the "national interest"

10:47 am on 29 March 2011

Pakistan's Prime Minister says his invitation to attend tomorrow night's India-Pakistan semi-final at the Cricket World Cup is in the "national interest".

Yousuf Raza Gilani says the invitation from his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh is a timely opportunity for the two governments to show the world that the two nations can play together and deliberate on issues of national importance.

India-Pakistan relations are still tense following the November 2008 Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead, and the two countries announced the resumption of peace talks only last month.