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Pakistan: Trump Would 'Love' to Visit


FILE - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
FILE - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

President-elect Donald Trump told Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to call him with any concerns, even before his inauguration, according to a readout of a phone call between the two posted on Pakistan's official government website.

According to the readout, Trump said, "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."

It also said when invited to Pakistan, Trump replied he "would love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people."

The president-elect's office confirmed the call, but did not corroborate specific quotes or Trump's response to the alleged invitation, simply saying the two leaders had a "productive conversation" about the future relationship of their countries.

"President-elect Trump also noted that he is looking forward to a lasting and strong personal relationship with Prime Minister Sharif," the readout said.

President Barack Obama has not visited Pakistan.

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