"The meetings went off very well. There's a sense of positivity that they want to strengthen their relationship with Pakistan," Janjua was quoted by the Dawn, as saying.
"There was also a great deal of focus on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and, both sides welcomed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's recent peace offer to the Taliban," said Ambassador Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary, who attended both meetings.
Gen. Joseph L. Votel, who heads the US Central Command was included in the US team for the talks.
She pointed out that she had come to Washington on a "reach-out" visit, but when US officials learned about it they arranged high-level meetings, reflecting the fact that Washington continued to value this important relationship.
"We told them that this is a long-term relationship, which needs a structured dialogue process," Janjua said.
Janjua further pointed out at 'many actors' in Afghanistan and suggested that they might not be completely in support of Islamabad reconciliation efforts.
"We can only play a facilitative role, she added.
The last US-Pakistan strategic ministerial process was held in Washington in February 2016.
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