“But that’s why the relationship matters so much because we have shared threats and shared concerns, shared interests in the region. And we’re going to continue to work at it,” he said.Kirby was responding to a question on the statement made by Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz that his country’s relationship with the United States has been under stress for the past three months.Kirby said he has not seen the statement.”I didn’t see his comments. So I’m going to refrain from responding specifically to that sentiment,” he said.Kirby did not agree when asked if the US-Pakistan ties are not at the best of times these days “It is an important relationship that we continue to work at very, very seriously. We’re going to remain committed to. And I would not share that characterization of it,” Kirby said.