WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump had a brief interaction with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday and reportedly said he was pleased to meet the premier of Pakistan.
The interaction took place before the Arab Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Centre in Riyadh.
The US president shook hands with PM Nawaz and exchange of pleasantries took place between the two leaders, reported the Times of India.
Alike recent Trump’s remark of calling PM Nawaz Sharif a ‘terrific guy’, this statement of Trump being ‘pleased’ also could not be independently verified till filing of this report.
During the brief meeting, Trump said that he was very pleased to meet PM Nawaz to which the premier responded that the feeling is mutual. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz also warmly welcomed the Pakistani PM. PM Sharif arrived in Riyadh to attend the summit on the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
The premier arrived home along with his delegation, which comprises several government officials and media persons, including foreign affairs’ adviser Sartaj Aziz and lawyer Akram Sheikh.