WASHINGTON: Pakistan and India should continue with efforts to mend their relations as improvement in relations is vital for the South Asian neighbours, a State Department spokesperson said.
“Broadly speaking, we believe that India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve the relationship between the two countries,” Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said.
Her comments at the daily briefing came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s travel to New Delhi, where he held bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after attending the new Indian leader’s inaugural ceremony.
“Obviously, it’s incredibly important for them to do so,” the spokesperson said, when asked about Washington’s position on improvement in relations between Islamabad and New Delhi. Harf, however, did not have more specifics about “what that should look like or what it might entail.”
The spokesperson agreed with a reporter who saw hope in future relations between the two countries in view of early meeting between their leaders and exchange of gifts between them.