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Clinton, Khar discuss US-Pak talks, Kabul

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has spoken with her Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar during which they discussed the recently approved policy guidelines for US-Pak relationship and the multiple coordinated attacks inside Afghanistan.

world Updated: Apr 17, 2012 08:51 IST

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US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has spoken with her Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar during which they discussed the recently approved policy guidelines for US-Pak relationship and the multiple coordinated attacks inside Afghanistan.

"They (Clinton and Khar) did discuss next steps in the US-Pakistani dialogue in light of the conclusion of this parliamentary review. They also, of course, discussed the attacks in Afghanistan," state department spokesperson, Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference.

They raised the parliamentary review process and US' willingness to engage in a dialogue with Pakistan, Toner said in response to a question.

"Our posture right now is you know we recognise that this has been a long and difficult road for Pakistan. It speaks to the strength of Pakistan's democratic institutions that this parliamentary review's taken place, that the civilian government has taken the lead on this issue, has owned it, and has come up with a series of recommendations.

"I think it's incumbent on us now to engage with them in a discussion about some of those recommendations," he said.

First Published: Apr 17, 2012 08:40 IST

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