WASHINGTON- US Secretary of State John Kerry has said, building stronger ties with people of Pakistan has long been his deep personal commitment. In his message in connection with Pakistan Day, John Kerry said United States has a stake in Pakistan's success as same as Pakistan has a stake in US. Kerry said US is continuing to deepen its partnership with Pakistan, as both the nations work to build peace and prosperity in Pakistan and the region. The Secretary of State said US will continue its assistance in areas of mutual interest, from combating the forces of extremism, bolstering our economies and those of the region, helping Pakistan address its energy challenges and increased access to education. He said he was privileged to sponsor Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill in Congress, which provided significant economic assistance to the people of Pakistan.