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Monday, October 21, 2013

SECRETARY OF STATE KERRY'S REMARKS WITH PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN SHARIF

FROM:  U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT 
Remarks With Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif
Remarks
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 20, 2013

Let me just say that I’m really pleased to welcome Prime Minister Sharif here. He was just telling me that he hasn’t been here since 1999 when he was last in office. He has received me several times very generously in Pakistan. We’re very anxious to have a series of high-level, important discussions over the course of the next few days – the Vice President, the President, tonight’s dinner. We have a lot to talk about and the relationship with Pakistan could not be more important. On its own, a democracy that is working hard to get its economy moving and deal with insurgency and also important to the regional stability. So, we’re very happy to have you here, Mr. Prime Minister. I look forward to the conversations