In his first overseas visit as the President of the United States, Donald Trump had a brief encounter with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday. He said that he was pleased to meet him.
The interaction happened before the Arab-Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Centre in Riyadh, according to media reports.
Trump shook hands with PM Sharif and exchange of pleasantries took place between the two leaders. When Trump said he was pleased to meet Mr Sharif, the latter said that the feeling was mutual. Sharif was also warmly welcomed by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
The US president addressed the summit, which was attended by leaders from 55 countries.
PM Sharif had arrived in Riyadh to attend the summit on the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. He arrived with his delegation, comprising many government officials and media persons. Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs’ adviser, and lawyer Akram Sheikh also accompanied the PM.
The summit is being attended by a number of leaders of Islamic countries, including the prime ministers of Bangladesh and Malaysia, and presidents of Afghanistan, Egypt, and the United States.