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Sharif meeets Obama

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Barack Obama with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House, 23 October, 2013
Barack Obama with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House, 23 October, 2013 Reuters/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama met Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House on Wednesday. It was the first meeting at this level between the two countries since 2009.  Istiaq Ahmad, a leading Pakistani scholar, discusses the impact of this landmark encounter on bilateral and regional relations.