WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants to prevent security cooperation from being a source of tension between the U.S. and Pakistan.
Obama spoke after meeting in the Oval Office with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (nah-WAHZ' shah-REEF').
Sharif says that he brought up U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and that the strikes need to end. The strikes have been a sore point in relations between the two countries.
Obama says fighting terrorism is a challenge and isn't easy. He says he and Sharif discussed security and how they can cooperate in ways that respect Pakistan.
Sharif says they discussed building a constructive relationship with Pakistan's archrival India, including on Kashmir.
Obama says Afghanistan and India were also on the agenda.