Washington- The United States has said that it supports increased dialogue between Pakistan and India as well as other leaders in the South Asian region. Asked to comment on the Indian government’s invitation to Pakistan Prime Minister to attend the inauguration of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

state department spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the US welcomes increased engagement between Pakistan and India.

Asked if the US would encourage Pakistani leaders to attend the swearing in ceremony, she said the US would not get into that level of engagement but they support increased dialogue.

Ms Psaki said “increased engagement between India and Pakistan is a positive step, so we’ll see what happens”.