Donald Trump and Nawaz Sharif meet on the sidelines of Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh

US President Donald Trump had a brief encounter with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday and said he was pleased to meet him.

IANS May 22, 2017 08:54:26 IST
Donald Trump and Nawaz Sharif meet on the sidelines of Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh

Riyadh: US President Donald Trump had a brief encounter with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday and said he was pleased to meet him.

The interaction took place before the Arab Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Centre in Riyadh, GEO News reported.

The US President shook hands with Prime Minister Sharif and exchange of pleasantries took place between the two leaders.

During the brief meeting, Trump said that he was very pleased to meet Prime Minister Sharif to which the Pakistan Prime Minister responded that the feeling is mutual.

King Salman Bin Abdulaziz also warmly welcomed Sharif.

Trump addressed the summit which was attended by leaders from 55 countries.

Donald Trump and Nawaz Sharif meet on the sidelines of Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh

(Front R-L) Jordan's King Abdullah II, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, US President Donald Trump, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan at Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Reuters.

Prime Minister Sharif arrived in Riyadh to attend the summit on the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz.

After departing Islamabad in the morning, Sharif arrived along with his delegation, which comprises several government officials and media persons, including Foreign Affairs' adviser Sartaj Aziz and lawyer Akram Sheikh.

The summit is being attended by around three dozen leaders of Islamic countries, including the prime ministers of Bangladesh and Malaysia, and presidents of Afghanistan, Egypt, as well as Trump.

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