ISLAMABAD - The United States is engaged in intense diplomatic efforts for the resumption of Indo-Pak composite dialogue, as there are no signs of any such development despite the agreement for the purpose reached between Islamabad and New Delhi in Egypt last month. It was in famous Egyptian tourist resort of Sharm el Sheikh on July 16 that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh agreed that the two neighbouring states needed to resume talks that had come to halt in the wake of Mumbai terrorist attacks last year. The archrival nuclear nations also agreed that the two foreign secretaries will meet in near future to chalk out plan for the resumption of dialogue and present their report to the two foreign ministers who will meet on the sidelines of UN General Assembly meeting in New York in September this year. The Obama administration endeavoured a lot to prevail upon the two sides to agree on the resumption of dialogue in Egypt but the aftermath events and especially the strong opposition that the Indian Prime Minister had to face back home took not only Washington by surprise but also forced it to initiate fresh efforts for the initiation of meaningful Indo-Pak talks, said a senior official on Wednesday seeking anonymity. He said the United States was engaged in talks with Islamabad and New Delhi through diplomatic channels urging them to move towards the path of dialogue to resolve all bilateral disputes including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir. The Obama administration not only want the senior officials from both sides to meet in coming months but also an announcement by them about the schedule of talks on different issues on the composite dialogue agenda, the official said. He said that Pakistan welcomed the efforts by the United States for the Indo-Pak talks resumption as it had always asked for that but it was India that needed to reciprocate to the mediatory endeavours by Washington as well as Islamabads strong desire for durable peace in South Asia.