PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton said on Thursday that Pakistan has been a good partner
to the United States in its counter-terrorism efforts, and said
she sought a long-term partnership with the country.
The United States was also "ready and willing" to help
Pakistan in its own fight against terrorism on its home soil,
said Clinton, speaking to reporters at the Organization for
Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.
Clinton added that the United States has a set of
expectations "across the board" for the Pakistani government to
meet, without giving further details.
Relations between Washington and Islamabad have been
strained since U.S. commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin
Laden in a raid on his hideout in Pakistan on May 2, without the
knowledge of the Pakistani authorities.
(Reporting by Leigh Thomas and Arshad Mohammed, Writing by
Alexandria Sage; editing by Myra MacDonald)
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