Trump expresses willingness to solve 'fantastic' Pakistan's problems
US president-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is willing to play any role that Pakistan wants to find solutions to outstanding problems, reported Radio Pakistan.
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 telephone conversation, Trump also praised Nawaz and expressed his desire to meet the prime minister soon.
Trump added that Pakistan is an amazing with tremendous opportunities and Pakistanis are some of the most intelligent people.
The prime minister also invited the president-elect of the United States. Trump, in reply, said he would love to visit the country and meet its people.
Following is the text of the conversation between PM Nawaz and Trump, as released by government's Press Information Department (PID).
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called President-elect USA Donald Trump and felicitated him on his victory. President Trump said 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. As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long. Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people. I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honor and I will personally do it. Feel free to call me any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office.
On being invited to visit Pakistan by the Prime Minister, Mr. 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, said Mr. Donald Trump.
Earlier, Donald Trump had said that if elected, he’d like to mediate between India and Pakistan because the region was a “very, very hot tinderbox”.
But like the Obama administration, Trump also said that he would only mediate if both countries asked him to do so.
Donald Trump, riding a wave of populist resentment, defeated Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States.
Trump secured at least 290 electoral votes, securing more than the 270 he needed to succeed Barack Obama.