WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama has welcomed improving relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the White House said in a readout of the American leader’s telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Obama spoke to the Pakistani leader the same day as the White House announced his visit to India in January 2015.
According to a White House statement the U.S. and Pakistani leaders discussed efforts by the two countries to advance shared interests in a stable, secure, and prosperous Pakistan and region.
‘President Obama and Prime Minister Sharif reaffirmed the valued relationship between the two countries and the importance of the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue as a framework for guiding the bilateral relationship.’
“The two leaders reiterated their commitment to combat terrorism and extremism and to promote peace and stability in the region. The President welcomed Pakistan’s improved relations with the new Afghan government.”