"Pakistan-US relations are spicy": Cameron Munter

Written by: Anita Nair
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Lahore, Dec 6(ANI): The relationship between the United States and Pakistan is "spicy", US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said.

"Pakistan-US relations are spicy," The Nation quoted Munter, as saying, when asked by media persons if the US-Pakistan ties are sweet.

"No doubt traditional Pakistani food is world famous," he added.

Talking to the media on Sunday after enjoying a traditional Lahori breakfast at a local restaurant along with his wife Dr Merilyn Wyatt and US Consul-General in Lahore Carmila Conroy, Munter said: "Pakistani people are spicy as well as sweet, very much like the Lahori food."

The US envoy, who also relished 'halwa-puri' and 'lassi', said Lahori food was among the best food items across the world. "Being a Californian, I prefer spicy food and I have great relish for Pakistani spicy food," he added.

Talking about the recent WikiLeaks releases, Munter said they would not affect the strong Pakistan-US ties.

"The United States-Pakistan relationship is strong. Pakistan's government leaders talk to me openly and honestly and I speak with them in the same manner," said Ambassador Munter, adding, "We continue to work very closely with the Pakistani Government." (ANI)

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