Islamabad: Pakistan has said that its relations with the US are developing, especially on the civil side, and that the US has ensured continuation of civilian assistance to Pakistan, while negotiations are underway for the resumption of military assistance.
The Daily Times quoted Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua, as saying that the US had reassured Pakistan that it would keep sending civilian assistance, after it deferred 800 million dollars in military aid.
She said that Thomas Nides, the US Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, delivered this message in a telephonic conversation with Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.
Tehmina also said there was no delay in the foreign ministerial level talks between Pakistan and India and expressed the hope that these talks would be held at the end of this month in New Delhi as per schedule.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar will lead Pakistan’s delegation to Pakistan-India ministerial level talks in New Delhi.