Washington D.C. [United States], Dec.1 (ANI
): The United States
has said that counter terrorism cooperation with Pakistan is ongoing and that it is working with Islamabad
quite closely on this.
Deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. State Department Mark C. Toner
said, "They're aware of some of our concerns, which include a safe haven for some terrorist groups that are active in the region. But again, as Kirby and I both made clear many times from this podium, Pakistan's also paid the price of terrorism."
"It's in their interests, obviously, to crack down on any terrorist group that may be finding safe haven within its borders," he said.
Toner said that the U.S. welcomes the transition of a new Pakistan
chief of army staff and congratulates General Bajwa on the appointment.
"He was just appointed at the end of November, so let's give this gentleman a chance to get up to speed," Toner said. (ANI