Washington: The US on Tuesday said that Pakistan's continued close cooperation is important to facilitate an Afghan-led peace process. Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistan Prime Minister's Special Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz met in Brunei on the sidelines of ASEAN Regional Forum meeting and discussed Pakistan's plan for economic reforms.
"During the meeting, Kerry and Aziz highlighted the importance of the bilateral relationship and expressed the importance of continued close cooperation with Pakistan to facilitate an Afghan-led peace process" State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said. "And they also discussed Pakistan's plans for accelerated economic reforms, particularly in the energy sector," she told reporters at her daily news conference.
Psaki condemned the numerous bombings this weekend in Pakistan resulting in the loss of many lives. "The United States stands with the people of Pakistan in condemning such senseless and inhumane acts. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wish those injured a speedy recovery," she said.