US admits to having a trust deficit with PakistanApril 18th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.18 (ANI): The United States on Friday admitted that there is a trust deficit with Pakistan, and added that both countries are working towards reversing it sooner than later.
US State Department spokesman Robert Wood told a regular briefing that both anti-terrorism partners are committed to deal with the issue of trust.
“There’s no question that there is trust - issues of trust. But that’s why we’re working hard to try to resolve them. And there’s a commitment on both sides to try to deal with that question,” The News quoted Wood, as saying in response to a question if the Tokyo conference on Friday presented an opportunity for the United States to repair a bit of trust deficit between the two countries.
Washington, the State Department spokesman said, would continue to work with Pakistan and added the issue of trust is not going to be resolved overnight.
“I’m not going to say that the issue of trust is going to be resolved overnight. It’s not. But it takes action on the part of both governments to try to deal fairly and squarely with a lot of these issues that confront us. But as I said, the stakes are very high. And we need to work with Pakistan on trying to prevent the Taliban from wreaking more havoc, on not only Pakistan but Afghanistan in particular,” Wood said. (ANI)