Marc Grossman
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
New Delhi, India
January 20, 2012

The relationship between Pakistan and the United States is very important. Pakistan, the government of Pakistan, the Parliament of Pakistan, has asked for some time to reassess and re-evaluate their relationship with United States. I respect that. They've asked for time to give them space to have that re-evaluation. And I respect that. What I say is that when Pakistan is ready to re-engage in a dialogue with the United States, we are glad to do so at any time, at any place.

Obviously, what happens between Afghanistan and Pakistan is extremely important. We encourage dialogue between Afghanistan and Pakistan. We'd like them to get into the meeting of the core group Afghanistan, Pakistan and United States because I think a conversation about all these things is really necessary.