Efforts are underway in improving bilateral relations between the United States and Pakistan.This was reported by a senior U.S. spokesperson in Washington.
Tom Nides,the Deputy Secretary of State also disclosed that the American government had provided over $2.6 billion in civilian aid to the Republic of Pakistan plus $800 million for flood relief since the year 2009.
TheU.S. Deputy Secretary of State met Pakistan's Minister of State for Investment ,Mr.Saleem Mandviwalla at State Department.
A short time later,Nides met the Pakistan Ambassador,Sherry Rehman.
Prior to the meeting with Ms.Rehman,Nides held an early morning video conference with U.S. officials at the American Embassy in the capital,Islamabad.
After his meeting,Nides made it very clear to Pakistanis and assured them that his country remained committed to a,long-lasting relationship with Pakistan.
Sherry Rehman and Tom Nides also ''agreed to continue such conversations to ensure transparency and clarity on U.S.assistance to Pakistan'',the statement added.
On the other hand,Mandviwalla also had a private meeting with the U.S.Undersecretary for Economic Growth ,Energy and the Environment,Mr. Robert Hormats.