WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday, discussed long-term bilateral partnership including US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue and other issues, said John Kirby, a spokesman for US State Department.
According to the statement issued by John Kirby, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Secretary Kerry expressed strong concern over recent incidents of violence in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) and stressed the need for all sides to reduce tensions.
John Kerry praised the efforts by Pakistani security forces to counter terrorism.
They also spoke about regional issues, including recent developments with regard to Afghanistan. Kerry also praised Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees for over 40 years.
In the meeting, Kerry further praised the efforts of PM Nawaz Sharif for the economic development in Pakistan, said John Kirby.