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Sharif, Biden discuss cooperation in war on terrorism

WASHINGTON, 22 OCT (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met here on Thursday and discussed regional, political and security issues, particularly the cooperation on war against terrorism.In a breakfast meeting held here at the residence of Vice President Biden, the two sides reviewed the bilateral relationship and discussed issues of mutual interest. Vice President Biden acknowledged Pakistan’s positive and crucial role in the war against terrorism and reaffirmed the U.S.commitment to continue helping Pakistan in achieving their shared interests.

Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to remain closely engaged to achieve lasting peace and stability in the region. The status of Pak-US bilateral cooperation in different spheres also came under discussion. Both leaders agreed to intensify cooperation and agreed on the need to closely coordinate for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif apprised the Vice President of his government’s priorities and policies. He informed Biden about the important economic milestones achieved by his government over the last two years.

The prime minister was joined by Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Defence Minster Khawaja Asif, Advisor to the PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, PM’s Special Assistant Syed Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Ambassador Jilani. DNA

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