Encourage greater dialogue between India-Pak: US

The Obama administration encourages greater dialogue between India and Pakistan, and supports a regional solution to the challenges in Afghanistan, a top US official has said.

Updated: Jan 21, 2011, 10:01 AM IST

Washington: The Obama administration
encourages greater dialogue between India and Pakistan, and
supports a regional solution to the challenges in Afghanistan,
a top US official has said.

"We continue to do everything that we can to support a
regional solution to the challenge of Afghanistan. We have
encouraged Pakistan to develop its own stronger relationship
and understandings with Afghanistan," State Department
spokesman PJ Crowley said.

"There has been an increase in dialogue between
Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent months, and we continue to
encourage that. And in turn, we continue to encourage greater
dialogue between Pakistan and India," Crowley told
Washington-based foreign journalists here.

"We are doing all of those things. We have an
important trilateral meeting coming up next month among the
United States, Pakistan, and Afghanistan," he said.

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