This was stated by State Department spokesman John Kirby in a statement while commenting on the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart in Lahore.
Meanwhile, the international print media has also welcomed the interaction between the leadership of the two neighbouring countries.
UK daily Guardian said the visit has raised hopes that the negotiations between the nuclear-armed neighbors will make progress.
Appreciating Pakistan’s prime minister, the New York Times said for his part, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been an advocate of better ties with India.
The Wall Street Journal analyzed the situation by saying that the event is likely to add momentum to a reconciliation process between the neighbors.
The Khaleej Times says both the Prime Ministers have shown their eagerness to cement a new era in their relationship.