NSA Susan Rice had met with Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, at the White House yesterday.

Rice in her meeting with Fatemi appreciated their "positive approach and outreach" to its neighbors as part of Nawaz Sharif's vision of a peaceful neighborhood, a statement by Pakistan Embassy said.

This, Rice said, would go a long way in achieving enduring peace and stability in the region, it said.

Accompanied by the Pakistan Ambassador to US, Jalil Abbas Jilani, Fatemi discussed with Rice the evolving regional scenario and how the two countries could cooperate to achieve their shared goals.

Acknowledging Pakistan's 'immense sacrifices' in war against terrorism, Rice expressed US' unremitting support for accelerated regional economic development through enhanced cooperation between the countries of South Asia, the statement said.

Fatemi is currently on an official visit to the US and is meeting senior Administration officials and members of the US Congress.

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