WASHINGTON: State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Tuesday said that the United States wants to see closer and normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan.
Addressing a press briefing on Tuesday, he said, “We want to see de-escalation in the political discourse between the two countries and greater communication and coordination between them”.
Toner said that it was in both countries’ mutual interest to put aside tensions, work towards putting aside tensions and de-escalating tensions, and establish more normal channels of communication.
The spokesman said that Pakistan was making progress on some of the terrorist groups operating within its own borders and carrying out attacks within Pakistan’s borders.
However, he also said, “We continue to put pressure on Pakistan to respond to those groups who are seeking safe haven on Pakistan’s borders. Who are intent on carrying out attacks elsewhere in the region”.