Obama, Pakistani PM discuss freeing US nationals held hostage

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, discussed ways to work together on counterterrorism at a meeting on Thursday, including helping free US nationals being held hostage, the White House said.
"President Obama further raised his concern regarding the US nationals held hostage by terrorist groups in the region, and he welcomed the Prime Minister's offer to assist in every way possible with their safe return," the White House said in a statement about the meeting.
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