President Barack Obama is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, the White House said.
The meeting is scheduled for 2:10 pm ET in the Oval Office. The two leaders will discuss “the importance and resilience of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship and provide an opportunity for us to strengthen cooperation on issues of mutual concern, such as energy, trade and economic development, regional stability, and countering violent extremism,” according to the White House. Vice President Joe Biden is also expected to attend.
The president and vice president are also scheduled to meet with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew at 4:15 pm ET in the Oval Office.
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