"The president discussed his recent visit to India, and noted the US supports all efforts by both nations to improve ties," said a White House readout of Obama's call with Sharif on Thursday.

Obama called Sharif to discuss bilateral and regional issues, White  House said.  

"Both leaders expressed the intent to meet at a mutually convenient time," it said without giving any indication of when and where.

"The two leaders agreed to continue to work together to strengthen US-Pakistan relations and advance our shared interest of a stable, secure and prosperous Pakistan and region."

President Obama welcomed the improved relations between Afghanistan and  Pakistan, and noted appreciation for Pakistan's efforts to combat  terrorism," it said.

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