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Friday Dec 02, 2016
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Trump's team downplays conversation with PM Nawaz

Web Desk
Trump's team downplays conversation with PM Nawaz

Donald Trump's transition team on Wednesday issued a statement over US president-elect and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's conversation.

The two leaders “had a productive conversation about how the US and Pakistan will have a strong working relationship in the future” and Trump was “looking forward to a lasting and strong personal relationship with” Sharif, the team said about the conversation.

A Trump adviser said that the move was made on account of Nawaz Sharif's flowery account of the phone call, a Hindustan Times report said.

During a telephone conversation on November 30, Donald Trump said he was ready to play any role that Pakistan wanted him to do to find solutions to the outstanding problems. He said it will be an honour and he will personally do it.

He said, "Pakistan is an amazing country with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people." On being invited to visit Pakistan by the Prime Minister, the US president-elect said he would love to visit the 'fantastic country of fantastic people'.

Trump's conversation drew criticism around the world. Questions were raised over his understanding of the region and Nawaz Sharif's position in Pakistan who is being tried for Panama Leaks case in the Supreme Court.

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