The White House readout of the meeting...
Washington, DC - Ahead of a scheduled Oval Office bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama on Wednesday afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden hosted breakfast for Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his residence, the Naval Observatory.
The White House issued this readout of the closed-press meeting:
"Vice President Biden hosted breakfast this morning for Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The Vice President congratulated the Prime Minister on his historic election in May, which led to the first democratic transfer of power between elected governments in Pakistan's history," the White House said.
"The Vice President reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to strengthening bilateral ties in support of a strong, democratic, prosperous Pakistan. The Vice President affirmed to the Prime Minister that together we must continue to combat terrorism and violent extremism and work to strengthen regional and global security. The Vice President and Prime Minister also discussed many of the economic and development challenges that Pakistan faces and the steps the Prime Minister is taking to address them."
The President, Prime Minister, and Biden were scheduled to meet in the Oval Office at 2:30 PM.
No menu and no White House photo were released from the breakfast meeting.