Strategic dialogue key to Pakistan-US ties: Nawaz tells Biden

Biden praised the Premier’s role in promoting peace and stability in the region.


APP/sumera Khan/web Desk October 23, 2013
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with US Vice President Joe Biden for breakfast on Wednesday PHOTO: embassyofpakistanusa

Before he meets with US President Barack Obama at the White House, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with Vice President Joe Biden for breakfast on Wednesday where the former emphasised the significange of the revived Strategic Dialogue in strenghtening bilateral ties.

In addition to discussing the regional security situation, the two emphasised on the need to focus on promoting cooperation in trade and investment‚ energy‚ education‚ science and technology sectors to strengthen bilateral ties. Biden added that Washington would continue its contribution in helping Pakistan to over come its energy crisis.

The US vice president said that the US recognises sacrifices Pakistan has made in the war on terror.

Afghanistan

Nawaz reiterated Pakistan's commitment to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

Both leaders agreed on the need to further strengthen the coordination and cooperation among Pakistan‚ the US and Afghanistan to ensure success of the reconciliation process.

Separately, Nawaz also met Secretary Treasury Jacob J Lew during the day.

COMMENTS (18)

Anoshae | 8 years ago | Reply

Appreciably, Pak-US ties are headed towards the cooperation and mutual understanding. It is a productive approach that areas of cooperation been highlighted in order to move forward. Some controversial issues also go side by side for discussion of resolutions. No doubt there are certain points of contentions which hinder the developmental ties of both countries. But it is a time to widen the spectrum of coordination on multiple fields as it is a matter of mutual benefits as no country is immune from unstable elements.

Adina | 8 years ago | Reply

Pakistan has always been proved it as a peaceful country and always remain forewarded in developing cordial relations with the international community memebers. To strengthen the relations between US and Pakistan which has become sour once it is necesary for both countries to start up with new and innovative initiatives. US should leave the policy of discrimination and should adopt a balanced policy towards South Asian states which is necessary for the regional stability and peace. Favouring only India raises concerns for Pakistan and also raises negative perceptions.

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