World Bulletin/News Desk
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the State Department in Washington DC, on Sunday.
“We have a lot to talk about and the relationship with Pakistan could not be more important. On its own, a democracy that is working hard to get its economy moving and deal with insurgency and also important to the regional stability. So, we’re very happy to have you here, Mr. Prime Minister,” Kerry said in the beginning of his meeting with Sharif.
After the meeting, US State Department in a statement said that Kerry's meeting with Sharif was their third in three months, and continued the robust dialogue on their shared goal of a stable, secure, and prosperous Pakistan.
A broad range of domestic and regional issues, including peace and security, counter-terrorism cooperation, collaboration on Pakistan's energy sector, increasing bilateral trade and investment, and the common interest in a secure and stable Afghanistan were covered during the meeting, the statement said.
“Both sides agreed on the importance of our continued counter-terrorism cooperation, and that extremism is countered in part by opportunities arising from greater economic stability. To that end, the U.S., Pakistan’s largest trading partner, remains committed to an economic relationship increasingly based on trade and investment,” it said.
Following the meeting, Secretary Kerry hosted a private working dinner with Nawaz Sharif.Last Mod: 21 Ekim 2013, 10:06