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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif likely to meet US President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Sharif was invited by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin to attend the Arab Islamic American Summit. The issue of terrorism and relations between the US and Muslim countries are expected to dominate the summit.


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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif likely to meet Trump (File Photo)

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif likely to meet Trump (File Photo)

Islamabad :  

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia on Sunday to attend an US-Arab Islamic summit where he may meet US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the conference.

Prime Minister Sharif was invited by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin to attend the Arab Islamic American Summit. The issue of terrorism and relations between the US and Muslim countries are expected to dominate the summit.

On the sidelines of the summit, Sharif is likely to meet the world leaders who will be attending the conference, including Trump, the Geo News reported.

During the two-day visit, Sharif will also hold talks with Saudi leadership and will discuss several economic and security agreements.

Sharif will also visit Masjid-e-Nabawi. Trump reached Riyadh on Saturday on his first trip abroad since taking office.

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Trump is the only American president to make Saudi Arabia, or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas as president.

After two days of meetings in Riyadh, Trump will travel to Israel, have an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, and meet with allies at a NATO summit in Brussels and the Group of 7 wealthy nations in Sicily.

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First Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017 07:20 AM
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