WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has termed his talks with President Barack Obama as very positive and constructive.

Addressing a news conference after his meeting with the US President at the White House, the Prime Minister said President Obama and he discussed the whole range of issues from bilateral ties to situation in the region and the world at large. He said Pakistan and the United States also agreed to continue to make joint efforts for the reconciliation and peace process in Afghanistan.

Nawaz Sharif shared with the US president Pakistan's desire to have peaceful relations with India. Prime Minister said he informed the USPresident the centrality of the Kashmir dispute in reducing tension between the two countries and for lasting peace.

He said President Obama agreed that the Kashmir issue needs to be resolved through pursuing an effective mechanism.

Prime Minister Sharif said his visit to the United States has achieved its desired objectives and presented a detailed overview of his meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and others.

He said the two countries focused on six Working Groups under the Strategic Dialogue Process and expressed the hope that it would further bolster their ties.

Prime Minister said he also briefed the US president about the progress Pakistan has made on the economic front, with positive indicators, duly acknowledged by international rating agencies.