ISLAMABAD (Agencies) Notwithstanding Indias reservations, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said the United States would consider Pakistans request for a civil nuclear deal as it wanted to help the country meet its immediate and long-term energy needs. Ahead of the crucial bilateral strategic dialogue between the US and Pakistan on Wednesday (today), Hillary made it clear that the issue of energy would be one of the subjects of discussion but refused to pre-judge the outcome of the talks. I am sure thats going to be raised and we are going to be considering it but I cant pre-judge or pre-empt what the outcome of our discussions will be, she said when asked whether Pakistan can have a civil nuclear deal with the US similar to the one Washington has with India, adding that whole range of issues would be covered in this dialogue. On the energy issues specifically there are more immediate steps that could be taken. We want to help Pakistan with an immediate and long term needs, Hillary told private TV channel. We are certainly looking at it as how to help Pakistan with its long terms energy needs, she maintained. The chief US diplomat termed the Pak-US strategic dialogue a milestone to strengthen the mutual trust between the two nations, adding This strategic dialogue is at the highest level that we ever had between the two countries and we are very committed to it. Let me say how pleased we are to have a first of our strategic dialogues in Washington, she added. She said the outcome of dialogue would of course take some time because an overnight result of such strategic discussion was not possible. It is important to start, to sort the things out and to develop a trust and confidence between the two nations, she said, adding We will be moving forward to have our next session in future in Islamabad. To a question, Hillary said US-India nuclear deal was the result of many years of strategic dialogue. On the slow pace of money flow through KLB, she said there are some rules to be followed in this regard, adding that the money is being flowed and it is being delivered. The US administration is well aware of Pakistans financial challenges and it will do every thing to expedite the money flow for investment in agriculture, energy and security sectors besides many other areas, she said. She said the new US administration came in office wanting for deep and broad relationship with Pakistan adding, We are working to try to realise the benefit of greater market access to Pakistan.