Nawaz, Obama meeting on October 23 for talks on extremism and security

Eurasia News

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit the United States on October 23 for talks with President Barack Obama on extremism, security and other bilateral issues, Dispatch News Desk reported.

“The president looks forward to discussions with Prime Minister Sharif on ways we can advance our shared interest of a stable, secure, and prosperous Pakistan,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement on Thursday.

“The visit will highlight the importance and resilience of the US-Pakistan relationship and provide an opportunity for us to strengthen cooperation on issues of mutual concern, such as energy, trade and economic development, regional stability, and countering violent extremism,” Carney further said.

Earlier in the day, a meeting was held between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York, during which both the leaders discussed the war against terrorism along with cooperation in different fields including energy and trade.

The Pakistani premier is also expected to meet his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on September 29 on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session in New York.