Obama, Sharif discuss US nationals held hostage

2015-10-23 14:00
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)

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Washington - President Barack Obama and Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, discussed ways to work together on counter-terrorism at a meeting on Thursday, including helping free U.S. nationals being held hostage, the White House said.

"President Obama further raised his concern regarding the US nationals held hostage by terrorist groups in the region, and he welcomed the Prime Minister's offer to assist in every way possible with their safe return," the White House said in a statement about the meeting.

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