United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan says his country wants strong and cordial relations with Islamabad and bilateral ties will be maintained. Stable Afghanistan is vital for a stable regionsecurity is extremely important for both Pakistan and Afghanistan, Marc Grossman said while addressing a joint press conference alongside Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar here in the federal capital. The visiting US envoy, earlier, separately called on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Hina Rabbani Khar and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani. Referring to his meetings, the envoy said Pakistan had assured the US that Islamabad would continue strategic dialogues process with Washington and coordination between working groups of the two countries would remain intact. I held key meetings with Pakistani leadership, the meetings were positive. We identified ways to move forward and talked a lot about future of dialogues. On the occasion, Khar said todays interaction focused on bilateral issues, adding that Pak-US ties have gained more importance. A rift widened between the Pak-US relations when US retiring Admiral Mike Mullen blamed Pakistans Inters Services Intelligence (ISI) for helping Haqqani network carrying out attacks in Afghanistan. But efforts are underway from the two sides to improve ties. Grossman, who arrived in Islamabad Thursday morning on his one-day visit, was also scheduled to call on President Asif Ali Zardari in the President House.