Earlier, the Pakistan Foreign Office had said Sharif will meet the US President in Saudi Arabia.
Despite the push from Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump did not hold a bilateral meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the Arab Islamic American summit in Riyadh.
ANI reported from Washington that Trump chose to mention India as a victim of terrorism and asked countries to ensure that terror groups don’t find sanctuaries on their soil. President Trump had a brief encounter with Sharif and exchanged pleasantries.
Dawn, on May 15, quoting sources in the Foreign Office in Islamabad, confirmed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time in Saudi Arabia. The two leaders spoke on the phone months before Trump’s inauguration as President.
The comprehensive dialogue between India and Pakistan is in limbo after the Mumbai terror attack of November 26, 2008. Further terror attacks on air force base in Pathankot in January and on security forces in Uri in September last year deteriorated ties between the two countries. India has been saying Pakistan has been sponsoring terror outfits and training terrorists on its soil.