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US welcomes India-Pakistan dialogue

US has welcomed the agreement between India and Pakistan to discuss issues including Kashmir.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2006 13:08 IST

The United States has welcomed the reported agreement between leaders of India and Pakistan to discuss outstanding issues including Kashmir.

"Certainly, we welcome discussions between the two parties on issues of mutual concern," State Department Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey told reporters on Monday.

"We have a good and important relationship with India. We have a good and important relationship with Pakistan. And we certainly welcome any efforts on the parts of leaders of both those countries to engage with one another and discuss any outstanding concerns," he added.