ISLAMABAD - US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday night and conveyed his felicitations on assumption of premier’s office.
According to Foreign office, during the call, Secretary Kerry underlined the importance of Pakistan-US bilateral relations for enduring peace and stability in the region. Secretary Kerry reassured that the US administration would remain steadfast in supporting the new democratic government in Pakistan. The prime minister 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. Nawaz underscored the need to strengthen the strategic dialogue process between both countries. He also emphasised upon the importance of regular high level exchanges between the two sides to build on mutual interests and shared goals. The prime minister and Secretary Kerry also discussed the regional situation.
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