Washington: United States is working hard to keep open channels and get back to work with Pakistan, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters.
“This relationship is complicated. But it’s also essential to both the United States and Pakistan. We are working very hard to keep open channels and to get back to work together,” she said.
The US officials have been in constant contact with their counterparts in Pakistan, the latest being the meeting between the US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter with foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar.
“We are continuing our intensive engagement including through the recent meeting between ambassador Munter and foreign minister Khar. Obviously we are both trying to roll up our sleeves and get back to work together,” Nuland said.
Nuland said there is no reason to believe that the Dubai visit of President Asif Ali Zardari has anything to do other than his health issue. “We wish him a speedy recovery and a speedy return back to his country,” she said.