Washington, Jan 27 (Agencies): Ahead of the foreign secretary level talks in Thimphu, the US has hoped that Islamabad and Washington would continue with their peace talks as partnership between India and Pakistan would bring stability to this all important region of the world.

"It serves the interest of India, Pakistan, the US and the world to develop the kind of relationship that allows for greater trust, potential partnership between India and Pakistan, because that would bring stability to the region and both peoples would prosper," said Mike Hammer spokesperson National Security Council, White House.

"What we have done is to encourage both countries to engage in dialogue between them. We have seen some efforts of it," said Hammer referring to the series of talks between India and Pakistan at various levels in the last two years.

Spokesperson of the National Security Council for the first two years of the Obama Administration, Hammer now moves to the State Department from next week.

"We realise that this takes courage on both sides, but we want to be supportive in any way that we can if the parties decide that the United States can be helpful," he said.

Noting that there has been a strong focus of this administration on Pakistan from its very outset, he, however, asserted that this has not been at the expense of any other country, including India.

Referring to the federal notification of the Department of Commerce removing several Indian companies from entities list, he said this was follow up to the export control agreements that were reached between Prime Minister Singh and President Obama.

"So while we are engaged in issues related to Pakistan, we are following up on the commitments that the President made with Prime Minister Singh in India," he said.