US Secretary of State says relationship with Pakistan 'couldn't be more important'

Washington, Oct. 21 (ANI): The US Secretary of State, John Kerry has reportedly said that the relationship of America with Pakistan 'could not be more important' as the Nawaz Sharif ruled nation is struggling with economic and security issues.

Kerry gave the statement after talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in Washington this week for talks with the White House.

US officials said that the Obama administration is posed to release more than 1.6 billion dollars in military and economic aid to help strengthen ties with Pakistan that have been soiled over airstrikes and the 2011 American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Huffington Post reports.

Kerry further said that Pakistan is a democracy that is working hard to gets its economy moving and deal with insurgency, and also important to the regional stability, the report added. (ANI)