WASHINGTON: Prime minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will meet President of United States, Obama in Washington to discuss the issues regarding the interests of both countries on today (Wednesday), The News Tribe reported.
Both leaders will also discuss ways to further enhance bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
Nawaz Sharif will lay emphasis Pakistan’s stance on drone attacks asking the United States to halt these strikes. He will define the drawbacks and negative impacts of these attacks in the reign as they are counterproductive and harmful to peace efforts.
Afghanistan situation will also come under discussion.
In a statement‚ White House Spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the White House.
He said the Prime Minister’s official visit comes as we are strengthening Pak-US relations.
Jay Carney said Washington wants to advance shared interests of a stable‚ secure‚ and prosperous Pakistan that is contributing to regional and international security and prosperity.
Meanwhile‚ a State Department spokesperson has confirmed that the United States was moving forward with over one billion dollars economic and military aid to Pakistan that was held up because of strained relations between the two countries in 2011 and 2012.