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Barack Obama invites Nawaz Sharif to White House in October

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 August 2015, 11:41 IST

President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a meeting at the White House in October, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on 30 August.

Rice, who met Sharif in Islamabad, wrote on twitter that she conveyed Obama's invitation to him to visit the White House for a meeting in October. "Conveyed @POTUS invitation to PM Sharif to visit the @WhiteHouse in October to continue discussions," she wrote.

Rice also said that she held "excellent roundtable" with "brave" Pakistani civil society activists. "Inspired by their indispensable work for human rights & civil liberties," she said.

During her day-long visit, Rice held talks with the top Pakistani leadership including Prime Minister Sharif, her counterpart Sartaj Aziz and army chief Gen Raheel Sharif.Rice arrived in Islamabad from China.

-PTI

First published: 31 August 2015, 11:41 IST
 
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