ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again took up Pakistan’s case for membership to the Nuclear Supplier Group with the US after President Barack Obama called the Pakistani premier late on Thursday.
According to the PM House, the two leaders spoke for almost half an hour via telephone.
President Obama updated Nawaz about his recent visit to India, while Nawaz briefed the latter about Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
While appreciating Pakistan’s growing cordial relations with Afghanistan, the US president also lauded Pakistan’s effort to counter terrorism and successfully launching a military operation in North Waziristan.
Opposing the idea of India getting a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Nawaz argued that India should not add to the P-5 since it has been violating UN resolutions on Kashmir.
President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of #Pakistan to discuss bilateral and regional issues— Obama NSC- Archived (@NSC44) February 12, 2015
They agreed to continue to strengthen US-#Pakistan relations & advance shared interest of stable, secure, prosperous Pakistan & region— Obama NSC- Archived (@NSC44) February 12, 2015
POTUS & PM Sharif expressed the intent to meet at a mutually convenient time #Pakistan— Obama NSC- Archived (@NSC44) February 12, 2015
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