US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday opened high-level talks with Pakistan, pledging that a "new day" had begun in the often fractious ties between the two nations.
Pointing to Pakistan's growing action against Islamic extremism, Clinton pledged full support, saying, "Its struggles are our struggles."
But she acknowledged that the two nations "have had our misunderstandings and disagreements in the past."
"There are sure to be more disagreements in the future, as there are between any friends or, frankly, any family members," she said.
"But this is a new day. For the past year, the Obama administration has shown in our words and deeds a different approach and attitude toward Pakistan."