ISLAMABAD: The US Vice President Mike Pence Thursday phoned Prime Minister Nasir ul Mulk to congratulate him on assuming the office.

During the telephonic conversation, the US Vice President appreciated Prime Minister Mulk’s illustrious career as a jurist and wished him well for the effective implementation of the specific mandate of the caretaker government to hold elections in Pakistan.

He also conveyed the good wishes of US President Donald Trump, a press release issued by the PM’s Media Office here said.

Prime Minister Mulk and Vice President Pence agreed upon the importance of strengthening bilateral relations as well as pursuing the common objective of achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister thanked Vice President Pence for his congratulatory call and added that the caretaker government was committed to assisting the Election Commission of Pakistan in holding free and fair elections and the smooth transition of power to the elected government, in accordance with the constitution.