US welcomes resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue

The United States Wednesday welcomed the resumption of peace talks between India and Pakistan which begins in Islamabad with the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the two countries in July.

Washington: The United States Wednesday welcomed the resumption of peace talks between India and Pakistan which begins in Islamabad with the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the two countries in July.

"We always welcome dialogue and better relations between India and Pakistan, but the pace, the scope and the character of that dialogue is obviously of the Indian and Pakistani
governments to decide," the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, PJ Crowley, told reporters at his daily news conference.
"But they do have some meetings coming up in the near future. We certainly welcome that dialogue," he said.

"We have a strong relationship with India. We have a strong relationship with Pakistan.

We have encouraged better relations between the two countries. But the nature of that relationship is ultimately up to them. They are neighbours," he said.

PTI

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