The U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman Wednesday told Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani that the United States does not contemplate any reconciliation process in Afghanistan without Pakistan. "The U.S. does not foresee any reconciliation in Afghanistan without Pakistan," the U.S. envoy said in a meeting with Prime Minister Gilani, the PM office said. Ambassador Grossman said it was a mistake to abandon Pakistan after the Soviet withdrawal in early 1990s from Afghanistan and said the same would not be repeated. He agreed with the prime minister on the need for the repatriation of the 3.5 million Afghan Refugees still on Pakistani soil. Ambassador Grossman appreciated and agreed with the Prime Minister's views about the criticality of economic development as an essential part of an Afghan and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.