US Asks Bilawal Bhutto To Start A Constructive Dialogue Instead Of A War Of Words With India
The US on Monday said it wanted India and Pakistan to start a constructive dialogue after the recent outburst against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in New York.
• A top US official took serious note of Bilawal Butto’s outburst against Narendra Modi
• The US said it shared a multifaceted relationship with India and Pakistan
• The official said that they would travel to India during the G20 summit
What Did the US Say About Indo-US Relations?
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price was asked about the recent outburst against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in New York during his daily news briefing on Monday. He said the US shared multifaceted relationships with India and Pakistan and didn’t want to see a “war of words” but a constructive dialogue between the two nations for the betterment of their people.
He asserted that there were differences that, of course, needed to be addressed between India and Pakistan. The United States stood ready to assist as a partner to both.
Price said countries the world over welcomed when Prime Minister Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin this summer that that was not the era of war while responding to another question.
He further said that for decades, Russia was prepared to be a partner to India in a way that the US at the time was not. Of course, that had changed in recent decades.
He noted that the bipartisan legacy of the last several administrations, especially of former US President George W Bush made the US a partner of “first resort” for India.
Price said that there was a lot of good that India and US can do together, not only for the two countries, but around the world, and he thought the would see a good example of that the next year when India hosted the G20.