ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday said that some 'elements wanted to harm Pak-China relations and damage the interests of old friendly nations but Islamabad and Beijing would not allow them to succeed. Answering a query at his weekly press briefing about the ongoing unrest in northwestern Chinese city of Urumqi and Pakistans position on the issue, the Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said that China was the all-weather friend of Pakistan. There are some 'elements which are working against the interests of Pakistan and China and the two countries will continue to make bilateral efforts to ensure that those elements do not destabilise or damage interests of the two countries, he said. He said Pakistan was committed not to allow any element in the country to work against the interests of China because Beijings interests were Islamabads interests. According to media reports, Chinese foreign ministrys spokesman Qin Gang, earlier, said that China expected cooperation from neighbouring countries to safeguard peace and stability in the region. The Chinese spokesman was asked whether Beijing has asked neighbours like Pakistan to unearth links between separatists in Urumqi and terror groups allegedly based in Pakistan. Basit said that Chinese leadership was pursuing policy to bring harmony both at home and abroad. He hoped that China would continue its march on the road to progress and prosperity. He said that Sino-Pak friendship had become a role model in the world, and Pakistan would boost its relation with China in all fields. He also made it clear that the elements which were trying to harm Sino-Pak relations would have to face action, therefore, they must leave their anti-China-Pakistan activities. To a question on President Asif Ali Zardaris reported remarks that Pakistan created and nurtured militants to achieve short-term objectives, he said the statement should be seen in the context of the situation that prevailed after Soviet forces attacked Afghanistan. He said the President was referring to the period when the west left Pakistan high-and-dry after the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. He said that since the 9/11 terrorists attacks in the US, Pakistan had been dealing with the spill-over effects of the Afghan war. Basit said Pakistan would approach the upcoming bilateral meetings with India, including one between the two prime ministers, with an open mind in the hope for resumption of the composite dialogue stalled after the 26/11 incident of Mumbai attacks. He was asked about expectations from the meetings between the foreign secretaries and prime ministers of Pakistan and India on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Egypt next week. Only a positive attitude could help the two countries resolve bilateral problems and Islamabad has no fixed ideas for the upcoming meetings, he said. He said the probe into the Mumbai incident would also be discussed. Basit said there would not be any structured dialogue as the composite dialogue had been suspended in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks. These will be open-ended meetings as no agenda has been fixed, he said. Pakistans effort will be to see that the composite dialogue is resumed as quickly as possible, he said. He said Pakistan had received from India the English translation of the testimony of Ajmal Kasab, the lone alleged terrorist arrested for the Mumbai attacks. No other information has been received from India since then, he said. He also said he was not aware of any Track-II diplomacy between India and Pakistan. On the issue of recovery of abducted Iranian diplomat, Basit said Pakistan was making sincere efforts for the safe release of the Iranian diplomat and had exchanged details with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran who was currently visiting Pakistan. To a question on the appointment of new ambassador to Paris, he said Pakistan had conveyed its decision to France and was now waiting for reply from French authorities. When asked to differentiate between the policies of former US President Bush and Obama administration towards Pakistan, he said the Obama administration was evolving a long-term partnership with Pakistan and the focus of the engagement was in areas and issues that were people-centric.