WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif apprised the President of the United States Barack Obama about Pakistan’s resolve to take effective action against United Nations-designated terrorist individuals and entities. including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its affiliates, as per its international commitments and obligations under UN Security Council resolutions and the Financial Action Task Force.
President Obama and Prime Minister Sharif agreed that improvement in Pakistan-India bilateral relations would greatly enhance prospects for lasting peace, stability, and prosperity in the region, according to the join statement released by the Foreign Office.
The two leaders expressed concern over violence along the Line of Control, and noted their support for confidence-building measures and effective mechanisms that are acceptable to both parties.
The leaders emphasised the importance of a sustained dialogue process between the two nuclear-armed neighbours aimed at resolving all outstanding territorial and other disputes, including Kashmir, stated the joint statement.
Earlier, Obama had welcomed Nawaz Sharif at the White House on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, the premier thanked the US president for his hospitality and inviting him to visit the United States.
He said that both the countries have a 70-year long relationship.
The US president said “Pakistani community is playing an important role in development and progress of the United States”.
He further added that the country has very strong relations with Pakistan.
“United States wants to enhance its cooperation with Pakistan in science and technology,” he added.
PM meets Vice President Joe Biden
Earlier, Nawaz held a breakfast meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden in Washington and discussed bilateral ties and matters of mutual interest.
The prime minister informed Joe Biden about his government’s priorities and policies including economic reforms.
He said Pakistan has made remarkable economic progress in last two years.
Political matters security issues and regional situation and war on terror also came up for discussion.
The two leaders expressed the resolve to make efforts for peace and prosperity in the region.
They vowed to further strengthen Pak-US cooperation and agreed to carry forward the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.
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