Pakistan gets rare praise from the US State Department

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Pakistan gets rare praise from the US State Department

WASHINGTON - United States has responded over the issue of talks between Pakistan and India.

US has hailed Pakistan's efforts to resume engagement with India albeit New Delhi called off any such efforts.

Answering a question regarding any prospects of talks between Pakistan and India, the State Department spokesperson on Thursday called it a "terrific news for the Indians and Pakistanis to be able to sit down and have a conversation together."

Heather Nauert, the spokesperson during the media briefing said, "We saw the reports about the positive messages being exchanged between Prime Minister Khan and also Prime Minister Modi, and we hope that the conditions will be set for a good, strong relationship, a good, strong bilateral relationship in the future."

Pakistan had reached out to New Delhi offering resumptions of talks between the two countries starting from a meet up of their respective foreign ministers on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week.