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Pakistan welcomes Trump's comment on resolving issues

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

“You (Sharif) are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to seeing you soon. As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long,” Trump was quoted as telling Sharif.

Islamabad, Dec 1: Pakistan on Thursday said it welcomes US President-elect Dold Trump’s offer to play a role in resolving long-standing issues, including Kashmir. “We welcome Trump’s desire to play a role in resolution of long-standing issues,” Foreign Office spokesman fees Zakaria said in his weekly media briefing here. Zakaria said Trump had previously expressed his “desire of playing a role in resolution of the Kashmir issue”.

He said Prime Minister waz Sharif’s telephone call to Trump was a routine matter to felicitate him on his victory in the US presidential elections, adding that Pakistan attaches “great” importance to its relations with the US and wants to further strengthen them. He said a visit by Trump to Pakistan will be “welcomed with great enthusiasm”.

Trump also told Prime Minister Sharif that he is a “terrific guy”. “You (Sharif) are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to seeing you soon. As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long,” Trump was quoted as telling Sharif. Trump said Pakistan is an "amazing" country with "tremendous opportunities", the statement said. "Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people," the President-elect said. Sharif also invited Trump to visit Pakistan.

In his reply, Trump said, "He would love to come to a fantastic country, a fantastic place of fantastic people." "Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptiol people," said Trump.

According to Trump's transition team, Trump and Sharif on Wednesday discussed how their countries can develop "a strong working relationship".

The two leaders "had a productive conversation about how the US and Pakistan will have a strong working relationship in the future", the transition team said in a statement.

Trump told Sharif in a telephonic conversation that "he is looking forward to a lasting and strong persol relationship" with him, it added. (IANS)

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