Press Trust of India
Washington, 1 October
The meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York is a positive step forward and would improve their bilateral ties, the USA said today.
However, the Obama Administration, which has been encouraging the two countries to resume their peace process, refrained from making any public evaluation of the results of the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. “We welcome any and all high-level discussions between Pakistan and India. That would improve their bilateral relationship,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference.