Sharif made the remarks during a meeting with US Ambassador Richard Olson in advance of the trip by Kerry, who is "likely to visit Pakistan in the coming two days", said a statement from the premier's office.

The premier told Olson of "his commitment to a strong and cooperative relationship with the US". Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s "full commitment to all initiatives designed to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan".

Sharif said he looked forward to receiving Kerry and sharing views on bilateral ties. He said he would "share a vision of bilateral relations in the future".

Kerry was originally scheduled to travel to Pakistan last month but deferred his visit because of the worsening crisis in Syria. He will be the senior most US official to visit Pakistan since Nawaz Sharif was sworn-in as Prime Minister after the May 11 general election.


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