Washington: The United States said today, it was ‘disappointed’ over the cancellation of scheduled talks between the national security advisers (NSAs) of Pakistan and India.

“We are disappointed the talks will not happen this weekend, we encourage India and Pakistan to resume formal dialogue soon,” US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said.

The spokesperson continued that the ‘constructive interaction’ between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Ufa, Russia, had been encouraging.

“We were encouraged by the constructive interaction between the leaders of India and Pakistan earlier this year at Ufa, particularly the announcement of dialogue between the countries’ national security advisers,” Kirby said.

The scheduled talks between the national security advisers (NSAs) of the two neighbors were called off just hours before Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister’s adviser of national security and foreign affairs, was set to fly to New Delhi.