WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration believes American assistance for Pakistan and its counterterrorism cooperation with the key regional country is in the long-term interests of the United States, the State Department said. Weve also been making this point, that our counterterrorism cooperation and our assistance to Pakistan is in the long-term national security interests of the United States, a State Department spokesman said. Spokesman Mark Toner was responding to questions in the wake of moves made by a couple of lawmakers to curtail aid for the South Asian country following discovery of eliminated al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani town. He observed the lawmakers have some legitimate concerns on the issue but underscored the importance of assistance for both countries, who have worked closely to fight militants in the Afghan border region since 9/11 terrorist attacks. Washingtons assistance for Pakistan, Toner remarked, is also in the long-term interest of building a or interest of building a stronger, more prosperous, and more democratic Pakistan. Meanwhile, reacting to concerns about bin Laden having lived undetected in a Pakistani town, Islamabads ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani told CNN that Pakistan had no interest whatsoever as a nation, as a government, as a state in keeping Osama bin Laden on its land. Haqqani said Pakistan is looking into bin Ladens presence in Abbottabad and that Islamabad wants to get to the bottom of things. He made it clear that Pakistan will not share wreckage of the Stealth copter crashed in Abbottabad.