Washington, Feb 5: The Obama administration on Friday, Feb 5, welcomed the Indian proposal to hold foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan.
P J Crowley, the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, said, "This is a welcome move."
Crowley said, "We are supportive of dialogue among India, Pakistan and Afghanistan as a key component of moving ahead and achieving a stable region."
"We certainly have been encouraging steps that both Pakistan and India could take to address mutual concerns and to take appropriate steps so that tensions can be reduced," Crowley said.
The talks between the two countries were suspended after the Nov 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
India had made it clear that the composite dialogue would resume only when Pakistan brings the Mumbai terror plotters to justice.