The US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday night. According to Foreign office during the call, Secretary Kerry conveyed his felicitations on the assumption of office as Prime Minister of Pakistan. He reaffirmed the importance of Pakistan in US bilateral relations for enduring peace and stability in the region. Secretary Kerry reassured that the US Administration remained steadfast in supporting the new democratic government in Pakistan. The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif thanked Secretary Kerry for the felicitations and reiterated his government’s resolve to further consolidate and strengthen relations with the US on the basis of mutual trust and mutual respect. The Prime Minister underscored the need to strengthen the Strategic Dialogue between both countries. He also emphasized upon the importance of regular high level exchanges between the two sides in order to build on mutual interests and shared goals.

The Prime Minister and Secretary Kerry also discussed the regional situation. Secretary Kerry provided an update on the recent developments and expressed appreciation for Pakistan’s positive role in advancing peace and stability in the region.