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Pak committed to Afghan reconciliation process: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 11:27

Washington: The United States said that
Pakistan has committed itself to the Afghan reconciliation
process and there was a high level interaction between the two
countries.

"Pakistan itself has committed to supporting
reconciliation, and joined in the positive statements made in
Istanbul and Bonn in that regard," the State Department
spokesperson, Victoria Nuland, told reporters on Monday.

"Our goal is to get Afghans talking to Afghans, to get a
process of reconciliation that is among Afghans.

"We have said that we believe that Pakistan has a role to
play in supporting this process, as we do; Secretary of State
(Hillary Clinton) spoke to the Pakistanis about that when she
was in Pakistan in October," Nuland said in response to a
question.

The Special US Representative for Pakistan and
Afghanistan, Marc Grossman, recently was in Kabul and met the
Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, twice in less than a week, she
said.

He could not travel to Islamabad as Pakistanis thought
this was not a good time for them. But, there has been a high
level interaction between the two countries, Nuland added.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 11:27
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