"We said that Pakistan's own security and stability is tied, to a successful outcome in Afghanistan.     And we've been appreciative of Pakistan's efforts to further reconciliation. Clearly, there's an ongoing process here," Marie Harf, US State Department Deputy Spokesperson said.

"We welcome any opportunity for increased bilateral dialogue between Afghanistan and Pakistan," she said in response to a question.

"We would welcome any opportunity like this one for increased dialogue," she added.


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