Relationship with Pak not perfect but vital: US

USA`s relationship with Pakistan is complicated but very important, the White House has said.

Washington: USA`s relationship with Pakistan is complicated but very important, the White House has said.

"Our relationship with Pakistan is complicated. We don`t always agree, it is not always perfect, but it is significant and important," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters during his daily news conference.

"It is significant and important because it helps us protect the United States of America, protect United States citizens and assets abroad, as well as our allies, and that Pakistan has been an important partner in our effort to disrupt, dismantle and ultimately defeat al Qaeda and continues to be so," he said in response to a question.

"So that`s why we continue to work on that relationship," Carney said.
However, he refrained from responding to questions about news reports that North Korea had allegedly paid money to top Pakistani military officials to get secret nuclear technology and equipments.
"I don`t have anything to say beyond the fact that we take obviously North Korea`s nuclear programme very seriously," Carney said.

PTI

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