The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan
President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan to discuss bilateral and regional issues. The two leaders agreed to continue to work together to strengthen U.S.-Pakistan relations and advance our shared interest of a stable, secure, and prosperous Pakistan and region. The President discussed his recent visit to India, and noted the United States supports all efforts by both nations to improve ties. President Obama welcomed the improved relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and noted appreciation for Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism. Both leaders expressed the intent to meet at a mutually convenient time.