Obama reaffirmed revival of Pak-US relations: White House official

White House Deputy National Security Advisor says that both US, Pakistan want to see Nato supply routes reopened.


Huma Imtiaz May 24, 2012

WASHINGTON: A White House official has said that US President Barack Obama reaffirmed the reset of US-Pakistan relations in a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari that took place on the sidelines of the Nato Summit that took place on May 20, 21, 2012.

White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, in a press conference at the National Press Club, said that both the US and Pakistan want to see the Nato supply routes reopened.

“We are committed to seeing it reopened,” he said that the US has been respectful of the parliamentary review process in Pakistan.

Rhodes said that the brief trilateral meeting between the leaders of US, Pakistan and Afghanistan focused on Afghanistan, and that they wanted Pakistan to be part of the discussion.

He said that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had also made statements earlier on supporting an Afghan-led reconciliation.

When asked if the US would ever apologise over the Salala incident, Rhodes reiterated the US stance that they deeply regret the incident. “We believe there is a basis to move forward.”

He added that there was a need to be in better communication on the border, to ensure an incident like this doesn’t happen again.

COMMENTS (8)

Yusuf | 9 years ago | Reply

My Salute To Our President Asif Zardari. Pakistan President Took Bold Initiative By Atte nding The NATO Summit in the city of Chicago. President Asif Zardari Extended Hand To Reconcile With Pakistan. Too Bad A Great Opportunity Missed To Put It Softly. David Wins Goliath Zero. Pakistan is Soft With The Americans. NATO Summit Did Not Achieve Desired Goals Even When the President of Pakistan Standing Face to Face With America NATO Partners. The American Foreign Policy Failed Miserably.

Shyam | 9 years ago | Reply

Why do all Pakistanis talk as if they are doing a favor to America by taking their aid

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