ISLAMABAD : Being invited by president Obama, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will pay a visit to the United States to discuss bilateral relations and regional situation. Talking to newsmen in Islamabad‚ Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan and United States have many common interests like trade and economic ties. He said other issues would also be thoroughly discussed during talks between the two leaders.

He expressed confidence that Pak-US strategic dialogue would be resumed early next year. He said the post-2014 situation after withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan would also be discussed in the meeting.

Aziz said Islamabad wants to work with regional and international partners to promote common goals of peace‚ stability and prosperity. He said Pak-Afghan relations have considerably improved.