Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Washington is committed to having a long term relationship with Pakistan “despite the complexities and challenges that sometimes arise”.
“Though we have had our differences, both of our countries recognise the critical need for continued cooperation across a wide range of issues and especially in our shared fight against terrorism. Together we have worked to destroy, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda,” The Nation quoted her, as saying.
Meanwhile, US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman has said extremism and terrorism are threats to Pakistan, and it’s a threat to Afghanistan, and the United States.
Grossman said the number of Pakistani civilians who have been killed in terrorist attacks was, as 19,000 of them have died since 2003.
“Extremism and terrorism is a threat to Pakistan, and it’s a threat to Afghanistan, and it’s a threat to the United States. We ought to, all three of our countries, be able to work together to try to deal with this problem,” he claimed.
“The US is trying to have a relationship with Pakistan based on shared interests that we can act on together,” he added.