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Obama, Pakistani leader talk drones, security

October 23, 2013
Associated Press

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.



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