ISLAMABAD - Admitting operational difficulties in bilateral ties with US, Islamabad on Thursday stated it was working with Washington at every level to remove them. Answering a question in her weekly briefing Foreign Office Spokesperson Tehmina Janjua said bilateral relations with US were improving. However, she admitted that ties at the operational levels were facing certain difficulties and relevant authorities of the two countries were working to remove them. The spokesperson said that both the countries have strategic convergence and certain issues at the operational level are being worked out which should not be matter of concern for anybody. Matters relating to the issuance of visas are also being discussed between the two countries. However, she denied giving details of the number of Pakistani visas to the Americans saying it falls under the purview of the interior ministry. Responding to a question about the US demand for military operation in North Waziristan, the foreign office spokesperson categorically stated that any action in the tribal areas against the terrorists will be taken keeping in mind the national interests. To a question regarding the reconciliation process in Afghanistan, Tehmina said that Pakistan was the first country to support peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan. Describing the recently concluded meeting of the core group comprising Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States as a productive one, she said that it was aimed at consultation and coordination on matters relating to peace, prosperity and development. The meeting also reviewed the on going Afghan-led and Afghan owned reconciliation process. Earlier touching the burning issue of riots in cities of England and deaths of Pakistanis therein, the spokesperson said, Pakistan does not consider that any particular community was the target of these riots. She regretted deaths of three British nationals of Pakistani origin who were killed in a hit-and-run incident the other day. She said that about1.5 million people of Pakistani origin are living in Britain and responsibility rests with the British authorities to provide security to the British Pakistanis. The Embassy in London and Consulate in Birmingham were in touch with the community, she added. She informed the journalists that Pakistani High Commissioner has appealed to the Pakistani community to stay calm and cooperate with the government. About the visit of Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to Turkey, the spokesperson said that it was among her first visits abroad after taking over the new post which is reflective of our close and fraternal relations with Turkey. She said that the foreign minister will meet her Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu and discuss bilateral relations besides matters relating to regional connectivity and the regional and global situation. The foreign minister will also call on the Turkish President and the Prime Minister. Answering a question regarding the dialogue process with India, Tehmina Janjua said the foreign minister during her recent visit held frank and open talks with his Indian counterpart. The Indian side has also described the visit as a new era in relationship. She said Islamabad has formally extended recognition to the newly independent state of South Sudan. She said we welcome the new country into the comity of nations and wishes its government and people a peaceful and prosperous future. Pakistan was watching the situation in Syria closely, she said, adding, We consider situation in Syria demands attention of the international community. However Pakistan underlines that it is an internal matter of Syria and no other country should interfere into it, she added.