Nawaz congratulates US president-elect, invites him to Pakistan
Islamabad—US president-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is willing to play any role that Pakistan wants to find solutions to outstanding problems.
Trump made these remarks in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The premier had called Trump to felicitate him on his recent victory.
The US president-elect also said it will be an honour for him to do so and he will personally do what is needed.
During the conversation, the Prime Minister invited Donald Trump to visit Islamabad. The New York billionaire said Pakistan is a magnificent country of magnificent people, which he would like to visit during his presidency.
President Trump said that, “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy.”
“You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon,” he said. “As I am talking to you PM I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long,” he remarked.
“Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people,” he said.
“Feel free to call me any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office,” Trump said.
On being invited to visit Pakistan by the Prime Minister, Trump said that he would love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people.
“Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people,” he said.
Meanwhile, the United States on Wednesday said that it is aware of the border tensions between Pakistan and India at the Line of Control.
Speaking at the daily news briefing, State Department spokesman John Kirby said that both the neighboring countries should pursue the option of negotiations to resolve the bilateral issues.
Kirby concluded, “We’ve talked about the threat of extremism there in the region. It affects everybody on both sides. And we continue to want to see dialogue and discussion between India and Pakistan to improve cooperation, to improve communication, and improve shared efforts against a common threat.”
To a question about sectarian violence, the spokesman said Pakistani leaders know all too well the threats of extremism and terrorism inside their own borders because they’ve lost too many soldiers, they’ve lost too many citizens. We continue to have conversations with them about the extremist threat that resides inside of their own borders.