Washington: With the new Prime Minister in place in Pakistan, the US yesterday hoped that its relationship with the new government in Islamabad would soon be back on track not only on political and economic issues, but also on issues related to counter-terrorism.
“Now that there is a declared successor,” State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters. The US wants to “be able to move on together and to continue to work on strengthening not only our political and economic relationship, but our counterterrorism relationship and get back on track there.”
The United States has been working with the Pakistani government all along, she said, adding that the Pentagon just announced a senior-level visit to Pakistan for today.
“So we will continue to try to keep those channels open and do what we can to improve the situation,” she said.