TOKYO: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expressing hope that Pakistan's reopening of NATO supply lines into Afghanistan will lead to better US-Pakistani relations.
Clinton met Sunday with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Tokyo and told reporters both were encouraged by last week's agreement. Clinton's apology for NATO's November killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers ended Pakistan's seven-month freeze on the supply routes.
Clinton says the US and Pakistan want to build on the momentum with greater counter-terrorism and economic cooperation. She says she also discussed stalled Afghan reconciliation efforts with Khar.
Clinton spoke in Tokyo after attending a 70-nation Afghan aid conference. She, Khar and Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul will hold a three-way meeting later Sunday.