President Barack Obama says he wants to prevent security co-operation from being a source of tension between the U.S. and Pakistan.
Obama spoke after meeting at the White House with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Sharif says that he brought up U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and that the strikes need to end. The strikes have been a sore point in relations between the two countries.
Obama says fighting terrorism is a challenge and is not easy. He says he and Sharif discussed security and how they can co-operate in ways that respect Pakistan.
Sharif says they discussed building a constructive relationship with Pakistan’s archrival India, including on Kashmir.
Obama says Afghanistan and India were also on the agenda.