The US State Department describes its relationships with Pakistan and India as valuable partners in a sensitive region while describing India as a global partner.
Vedant Patel, the department’s principal deputy spokesperson, described India as “an invaluable partner, not just in the region but as it relates to a lot of the United States’ shared priorities across the world.”
Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken “remain in close touch as they need to.”
Another State Department representative responded about relations between the US and Pakistan by saying: “The US values our long-standing cooperation with Pakistan and has always seen a prosperous and democratic Pakistan as critical to US interests.”
State Department official says Washington has always viewed prosperous, democratic Pakistan as critical to US interests.
The official explained that because Pakistan’s internal political situation “remains unchanged,” Washington’s desire to maintain its relationship with Pakistan is unaffected.
US officials have recently insisted that they no longer view Pakistan from the perspectives of India or Afghanistan.
Instead, they recognize Pakistan as a significant nation with over 220 million citizens, nuclear technology, and borders with some important countries like India, China, Iran, and Afghanistan.