ISLAMABAD:(APS)Oct 18,2015-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will proceed on a four-day official visit to the United States on Monday for talks on a host of issues.
The invitation of this visit was given by the US President Barack Obama.
During the visit, the Prime Minister will discuss besides regional situation, matters relating to defence, counter-terrorism, economic, trade, education, health and climatic change.
The Prime Minister will also meet Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee and members of Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He will have business interaction with Pakistan-US Business Council and US Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also deliver a speech at the US Institute of Peace.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pak-US bilateral relations are satisfactorily advancing on an upward trajectory and we want to expand the scope of Strategic Dialogue Framework between the two countries.
In a statement prior to embarking on US visit, he said being a sovereign country having strong democratic dispensation, Pakistan has rendered unmatched sacrifice in war on terror as a frontline State.
The Prime Minister said Zarb-e-Azb’s success is a manifestation of Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to root out terrorism and extremism from each and every nook and corner of our country.
He said we are fighting this war to not only ensure peace and prosperity of our country but also to make South Asia, and the region beyond, a hub of peace and development.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan is a responsible sovereign nuclear State and our strategic assets are secured under a foolproof arrangement. Pakistan’s nuclear status is a deterrence against any external aggression.