Washington: Pakistan is vital for America’s success in the war against terrorism despite former’s complex relationship with US, said the White House.

 “I think we have made clear that our cooperative relationship with Pakistan is important. It's been complicated, obviously, but it is vital to our successful effort against terrorism and terrorists,” White House Press
Secretary Jay Carney told reporters.

“The cooperation we’ve received from Pakistan in the past has led to a variety of successes in our effort against terrorists. We look forward to continuing that cooperative relationship,” he said.

Carney said there was no secret to the fact that this was a complicated relationship and at times a “difficult” one.

“But it is an important relationship and one we’re committed to because the cooperation between the United States and Pakistan, between our governments, our militaries, our security services, our intelligence services, is so vital to America’s national security interests,” Carney added.