Washington to ‘encourage’ discussions’ Pak India higher athorities

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WASHINGTON: As Indian and Pakistani major ministers arrange to meet, the United States has said it will greeting “any and all high-level discussions” between the two nations.

Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh are slated to meet in New York later this month while assisting the UN General Assembly. The two managers will furthermore have distinct meetings with US leader Barack Obama and Afghan leader Hamid Karzai.

Mr Singh, Mr Karzai and President Obama are furthermore arranged to have a trilateral meeting amid wants that these high-level contacts would decrease tensions in the South Asian district and allow for a glossy departure of US battle armies from Afghanistan by 2014.

“We will boost and have boosted farther dialogue between India and Pakistan on a variety of issues. We would greeting any and all high-level discussions,” US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf notified a briefing in Washington.

She said US ambassadors in Islamabad and New Delhi had expressed Washington’s views on these high-level talks to the two governments and would extend to do so.

“I’m not going to get into the minutia of what those considerations might look like. That’s for India and Pakistan to converse about together,” said Ms Harf when inquired if the US would like those leaders also to discuss the topic of terrorism.