Pakistan PM to visit US next week

This will be the first meeting between Obama and Sharif

Pakistan PM to visit US next week

World Bulletin/News Desk

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is leaving for Washington on October 20 on the first official visit of a Pakistani premier to the United States in the past 5 years.

“The Prime Minister will meet [US] President Barack Obama on October 23, and hold wide-ranging talks on various issues of mutual interests,” Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Chaudry told Anadolu Agency on Friday.

This will be the first meeting between the two leaders, Chaudry added.

“The two leaders have already agreed to work together to strengthen US-Pakistan relations and advance a shared interest of a stable, secure and prosperous Pakistan and the region”, Chaudry said.

“Pakistan and the US share convergence on a wide-range of issues including peace and stability in South Asia and Middle East as well as extremism and terrorism.”

Also during the visit, the spokesman said, Sharif will also meet with Vice President Joe Biden and interact with several members of the US Congress. Senior US administration officials will also hold talks with the premier, Chaudry said.

Sharif will also attend a business event organized by the US-Pakistan Business Council, address the United States Institute of Peace and hold a meeting with representatives from the Pakistani-American community, he added.

Last Mod: 18 Ekim 2013, 21:44
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