Foreign Office has said Pakistan and the United States are trying to deal with difficult and complicated issues and that is why their resolution is taking time.
He said Pakistan and United States knew that their relationship was important and critical for stability and prosperity of the region.
The spokesman said there were several issues and those were being discussed in the light of the recommendations of the Parliament. He said these issues had become complicated particularly after Salala incident and both sides were trying to bring their relationship back on track.
Asked about the issue of charges for the NATO supply routes‚ Mr. Moazzam said he would not go into specifics but there were other bigger issues as well besides supply routes that were being discussed.
When his attention was drawn towards statement of the US Secretary of Defence about so-called safe-havens‚ the spokesman said Pakistan had repeatedly maintained that it was fighting terrorism and extremism in its own national interest. He said Pakistan had also made it clear that it would not allow any sanctuary or save havens and would also not allow its territory to be used for another country. Similarly‚ Pakistan expects that other countries will not allow their soil to be used against Pakistan.
To a question about alleged delay in issuance of visas to US officials by Pakistan Embassy in Washington‚ the spokesman said all requests for visas go through a process‚ which takes some time. He said it is a normal practice.
The spokesman said talks between Pakistan and India on Sir Creek would take place in New Delhi on 18th and 19th of the month.
Foreign Secretary level talks between the two countries would be held in New Delhi next month‚ which would be followed by a meeting of the Foreign Ministers in Pakistan also next month, he said.
He said the leadership of both Pakistan and India have underscored the importance of resolving all the issues in a result-oriented and sustained manner.