The United States has praised the just concluded Pakistan visit of the Indian
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, noting that it is pleased to see the
progress made by the two countries on visa issues.
"We strongly support increasing contact at the high level between Pakistan and
India. We think the trip was a good thing, and we were pleased to see the visa
progress that they made, which supports progress that they had made in the past
on economic issues," the State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told
reporters at her daily news conference here yesterday.
This is very much in line with the Secretary (of State's) New Silk Road vision
that the connections in that whole neighbourhood will grow stronger so that
prosperity will grow for everyone, Nuland said in response to a question.
"Obviously, there's more work to do, but whenever we see the Indian side,
whenever we see the Pakistani side, we offer support for their efforts to talk
to each other, because it's in the interest not only of those two countries but
the whole region," the spokesperson said.
Responding to a question, the US official said that the Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton was following the trip.
© Copyright PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of any PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without their prior written consent.