US President Barack Obama is spending considerable time on America's relationship with India, Afghanistan and Pakistan to strengthen security in the "important region", the White House said Wednesday. "The President has spent considerable time on our relationships with India, Afghanistan and Pakistan to see security strengthened and our mutual goals worked on in an important region in the world," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at his daily news conference. Gibbs said Obama has been a proponent of the civilian nuclear agreement with New Delhi and had supported it in the US Senate when he was a Senator. "He is glad that in an important region of the world, we're strengthening a very close bilateral relationship," Gibbs said.