23rd June, 2012, Washington DC: The United States is looking ahead to work with the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Raja Pervez Ashraf to smoothen their relations. On Friday, Victoria Nuland, the US State Department spokeswoman, told reporters that they are happy with the leadership issue that appears to have settled in Pakistan.
The United States is looking to work with the new prime minister of Pakistan who took oath in Islamabad on Friday at a ceremony.
The United States and Pakistan ties have not been good since May, 2011 when US Navy SEALs killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan without noticing them. The situation turned worse when NATO forces killed twenty-four Pakistani soldiers in an air strike. Pakistan closed all the NATO supply routes after that incident.
Nuland added that they expect to have much better cooperation with Pakistan on clamping down Haqqani Network. They are trying to sort out their differences with each other on the issue of counter terrorism.