Nawaz, Obama meeting in White House, discussed cooperation and security issues

2013-10-25 01:53:25 | Al Muslim News
Nawaz, Obama meeting in White House, discussed cooperation and security issues

 

On his four-day visit, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif met with US President Barack Obama and discussed cooperation and security issues. President Obama welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the White House. Sartaj Aziz, Tariq Fatmi and Ishaq Dar were also with PM Sharif who received a guard of honor by the US armed forces. The sources said that Pakistani prime minister discussed with US President to play his role in resolution of Kashmir issue, demand to help in energy crisis and to promote American investment in Pakistan.The two leaders also discussed the American drone strikes in Pakistan. While President Obama asked about the release of Dr Shakil Afridi who helped CIA locate al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and reining in Jamaatud Dawa. Speaking next to Obama in the Oval Office after their meeting, Nawaz said he "brought up the issues of drones during our meeting, emphasising the need for an end to such strikes". Obama did not mention drones in his media talks, but in a joint statement after the meeting, the two sides said their partnership was "based on the principles of respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity"..

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