The United States of America said it has always encouraged any high level talks between Pakistan and India.

At a media briefing in Washington‚ State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said her country welcomes the proposed talks between the two Prime Ministers.

The spokesperson said the United States has stated its stance on talks between Pakistan and India publicly on several occasions.

About Afghanistan‚ she said the United States supports Afghan reconciliation process‚ as it is America's goal to bring peace to that country.

The spokesperson said her country is committed to working with Taliban for talks with the Afghan Government‚ as it is the only way for Afghans to move forward to resolve the conflict.

However‚ she said Taliban must cease violence‚ break ties with al-Qaida and accept Afghanistan's constitution.