Trump also praised the people of Pakistan by saying the country is amazing with tremendous opportunities" and "Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people".
The statement that was released by the Pakistan Prime Minister's Office quoted Trump saying, "I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honour and I will personally do it. Feel free to call me any time, even before 20th January, that is before I assume my office."
The statement however did not mention what outstanding problems, Trump was referring to.
The statement also quoted Trump saying, Sharif has a very good reputation and is a terrific guy who is doing amazing work which is visible in every way.
I look forward to meeting you soon, Trump also said.
The remarks are a departure from what Trump had said during his campaign about Pakistan.
He had said that Pakistan was probably the most dangerous country in the world and only India could check Pakistan.
Pakistan is a serious problem because it has nuclear weapons and a lot of them, just like North Korea, he had said.