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Obama telephones Pakistan's Sharif

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, pictured during a visit to Berlin, on November 11, 2014US President Barack Obama telephoned Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the "evolving situation" in the region, the Pakistani foreign ministry said. "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed satisfaction at the direction of Pakistan-US relations which were on an upward trajectory" and "President Obama noted Pakistan-US relations were strong and robust" during their conversation Friday evening the ministry said in a statement. Obama informed Sharif of his forthcoming trip to India and said he would visit Pakistan as soon as the situation normalises in the country, the ministry said, following Sharif's earlier invitation to the president. Sharif referred to his visit to India earlier this year, which was aimed at taking Pakistan-India relations forward.

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