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US ready to reset ties with Pakistan

world Updated: Feb 24, 2012 23:09 IST
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The Obama administration is “ready to get back to business” with Pakistan after a three-month freeze in relations, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told her Pakistani counterpart here Thursday.


Clinton’s luncheon with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar was among the few high-level contacts between the two countries since 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a cross-border US air raid from Afghanistan in November.

Both officials were in London for an international conference on Somalia.

The frozen relationship has slowly begun to thaw.

Early this month, CIA Director David H. Petraeus and Pakistan’s intelligence chief, Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, held a secret meeting that focused on counterterrorism cooperation and ongoing US drone attacks in Pakistan.

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