Alice Wells, the outgoing Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, said the US wants a trade pact but India has not been able to do so.
Trump's point person for South Asia, Alice Wells, who termed India-US ties 'unshakeable' set to retire
Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, has also served as a political officer at the US Embassy in India and Pakistan.
The US has registered above 60,000 cases and over 800 deaths.
The briefing was done at the request of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Terming the visit for Foreign envoys to Kashmir as 'useful step', the senior US diplomat said, 'We also continue to urge the government to permit regular access by our diplomats.'
Senior US diplomat Alice Wells said that companies blacklisted by the World Bank have got contracts under the CPEC.
At a think-tank event, Wells, who is on a four-day visit to Pakistan, said that there was no transparency in CPEC projects financed by China and it has lead to Pakistan's debt burden.