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Trump says would 'love to visit Pakistan'

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif right attends a military parade to mark Republic Day in Islamabad in March. The Trump says would 'love to visit Pakistan'
Rufina Vignone | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 13:05

Trump added that Pakistan is an incredible with tremendous opportunities and Pakistanis are some of the most intelligent people. "Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are incredible and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people, CBS new quoted Trump, as saying".

The announcement came just a day after Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a telephone call to Trump in which the latter termed Pakistan, a terrific country.

'President Trump said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. I am looking forward to see you soon.

Trump said that it felt like he was talking to a person whom he had known for long.

"Feel free to call me any time, even before 20th January, that is before I assume my office", Trump was quoted as saying in a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office.

Donald Trump has shifted his position on Pakistan, a country he called "a very, very vital problem" during his presidential campaign, based apparently on a brief congratulatory phone call from its leader.

"Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are incredible and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people", he said.

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On Jan. 17 of that year, he wrote: "Get it straight: Pakistan is not our friend.

Trump would be in no hurry to reach out to Pakistan and then he happily accepts a call from its prime minister and says incredibly nice things", he said. Betrayal and disrespect - and much worse.

The prime minister also invited the president-elect of the United States.

Earlier, Trump had said that if elected, he'd like to mediate between India and Pakistan. It said that he "felicitated" Mr Trump on his victory and invited the NY tycoon to visit the overwhelmingly Muslim South Asian country.

Trump transition communications director Jason Miller did not respond to a request for information about whether his team had sent their Pakistani counterparts any suggested readout language.

The full readout of the call, according to the Pakistani government, is below.

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