U.S. President Donald Trump will reportedly visit Pakistan at some point, according to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. He made the announcement about Donald Trump’s visit to Pakistan as part of his statement on Trump’s meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Donald Trump to visit Pakistan soon
According to The Nation, Qureshi said the meeting between Trump and Khan lasted about an hour and was very constructive. Khan reportedly raised a number of important issues with the U.S. president. Qureshi is one of the members of Khan’s delegation to the World Economic Forum.
One of the issues Khan raised during the meeting was the Financial Action Task Force, and he told Trump about what steps Pakistan has taken in that area. He also urged the president to support the South Asian nation on the issue.
According to Voice of America, a U.S. statement issued after the meeting with Khan said they agreed to continue working toward a lasting political agreement over the war in Afghanistan. The Pakistani prime minister said Afghanistan is his top priority.
In addition to Donald Trump visiting Pakistan, he also agreed to send a trade delegation to the country when Khan asked about improving trade between them.
Trump told reporters that he and Khan are “getting along very well” and that he would say that the U.S. has “never been closer with Pakistan than we are right now.”
Khan also talked about the ongoing issue in Kashmir, and Reuters reports that Trump said he would discuss it and offered to help India and Pakistan in their dispute over the region. He said he was watching the Kashmir dispute “very closely” and that he would help, although he didn’t say how.
Tensions between Pakistan and India over Kashmir heightened in August when India revoked the special autonomous status of the part of Kashmir it controls. New Delhi also sent more troops to the region in an attempt to quiet unrest caused by the issue. Since India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over the Kashmir region, there is a possibility that the turmoil will boil over into war.
Khan again compared Indian officials to Germany’s Nazi party during a discussion panel at the World Economic Forum, according to Business Insider. He said the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideology was “inspired by … Hitler, and Hitler’s brown shirts.” Khan has made the comparison several times before.