NEW YORK: The United States has said that it will continue to press Pakistan to take additional steps to deal with terror groups seeking refuge within its borders.

US State Department Deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said at a press briefing just hours after the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Secretary of State John Kerry that US want to see more  progress from Pakistan in deal with terror groups effectively.

Toner told reporters at the briefing at the New York foreign press centre that “US-Pakistan is obviously a very important relationship”.

To a question about Sharif-Kerry meeting, he said there is a lot on the bilateral agenda but also on the regional agenda.

The Deputy spokesperson said we have seen some progress but we want to see more and I think moving forward we will just continue to work closely and try to encourage greater counter terrorism cooperation with Pakistan but also within the region.