Washington DC: US President Thursday talked on phone with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and discussed with him his recently concluded visit to India.
During his talk with Sharif, the US president noted the United States supports all efforts by both nations (India and Pakistan) to improve ties.
President Obama also discussed bilateral and regional issues with Sharif and welcomed the improved relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also expressed appreciation for “Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism”. The two leaders agreed to continue to work together to strengthen U.S.-Pakistan relations and advance common interest of a stable, secure, and prosperous Pakistan and region. They also shared the intent to meet at a mutually convenient time.
Meanwhile in a serious matter directly connected with India, the US State Department has expressed “strong condolences” The US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki, at her press briefing Thursday, offered condolences to the family of the elderly Indian citizen, a 58 year old man, who was visiting his son in the US. The elderly man is lying paralyzed in a hospital after being beaten up ruthlessly by the police in Alabama? Psaki offered condolences “for everything that he has been through.” This (matter) is being handled by local authorities, and certainly, we would address any concerns through private diplomatic channels, she said adding there’ll be an investigation into this case which will be handled by local authorities.