Munter regrets NATO strike, hopes better US-Pak ties
Islamabad: US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said America regrets the Salala check post incident and intends to expand ties with Pakistan in diverse fields.
According to The Dawn, Munter said the US is serious about expanding business and social sector ties with Pakistan, adding that several issues regarding NATO supply resumption with Pakistan have been settled.
He said both sides agree that the NATO supply issue was not handled properly, and stressed the need for a political decision to end the deadlock.
Munter said restoration of NATO supplies to Afghanistan was also in the interest of Pakistan.
Ties between Pakistan and the US went sour after the Salala incident in which a NATO air strike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, last November. The incident compelled Pakistan to block the NATO supplies through its territory into Afghanistan.
Pakistan has been seeking an unconditional apology for the deadly attack as a pre-condition to reopen the vital supply routes. The US, however, has been reluctant to offer an apology.
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