Trump and PM Sharif discuss strengthening US Pak ties President elect’s transition team

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Trump and PM Sharif discuss strengthening US Pak ties President elect's transition team

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (APP): President elect Donald Trump and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif exchanged views on ways to build a “strong working relationship” between the United States and Pakistan during their phone conversation on Wednesday.
The conversation between the two leaders was “productive,” says a press release issued by the Trump transition team late Wednesday evening.
“President elect Trump also noted that he is looking forward to a lasting and strong personal relationship with Prime Minister Sharif,” it added.
Trump, the nominee of the Republican Party, won the White House by
defeating his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in the Nov. 8 presidential election. He will be inaugurated on January 20.
The following is the text of the Trump transition team’s press release:
‘President elect Trump and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad
Nawaz Sharif spoke today and had a productive conversation about how the United States and Pakistan will have a strong working relationship in the future. President elect Trump also noted that
he is looking forward to a lasting and strong personal relationship with Prime Minister Sharif.”
The news from Islamabad about the the phone conversation between Trump and PM Sharif hit the headlines, especially because the president elect views about Pakistan contrasted sharply with those he expressed on the campaign trail.