Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif
The Vice President met with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif today at the White House. The meeting, which followed the Vice President’s October 22 breakfast in Washington with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addressed ongoing efforts to strengthen U.S.-Pakistan relations. The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ interest in building a strong partnership with Pakistan that addresses our shared counterterrorism, economic, and regional security concerns. The Vice President thanked General Sharif for his steadfast support to counterterrorism cooperation with the United States and underscored the importance of expanding efforts to help further strengthen regional security. Both leaders reaffirmed their strong commitment to peace in Afghanistan and the important role that the United States and Pakistan can play to support a reinvigorated reconciliation process in coordination with Afghanistan.