Trump rings Sharif- Has America's relationship with India and Pakistan been upturned?

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Islamabad, Dec 2: The you are a terrific guy comment by Donald Trump while referring to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had many heads turning.

Many news outlets described Trump's call to Sharif as something that may have upturned America's relationship with both India and Pakistan.


Trump's team however released a bland read out of the conversation in which it was said that the two leaders had a productive conversation about how the US and Pakistan will have a strong working relationship in future.

Further it stated that Trump was looking forward to a lasting relationship with Sharif.

A Trump advisor said that this rare read out was issued because of the flowery account of the conversation that was put out by Pakistan.

There was however no denial of the account put out by Pakistan.

Trump has been criticised for speaking out of turn.

The New Republic said Trump said that with one phone call, Trump may have upturned America's relationship with India and Pakistan.

India however maintained that it had seen only one side of the conversation.

"I will reserve my judgement. We have seen only one side of the conversation. And that conversation does talk about the US President-elect willing to resolve all outstanding issues of Pakistan. We believe that the most outstanding issue of the outstanding issues is Pakistan's continued support to terrorism. To that extent, we will welcome a dialogue between the US and Pakistan to resolve that issue, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

Read the entire transcript here as released by Pakistan PMO:

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called President-elect USA Donald Trump and felicitated him on his victory.

President Trump said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation.

You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way.

I am looking forward to see you soon.

As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long. Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities.

Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people.

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 honor and I will personally do it. Feel free to call me any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office.

On being invited to visit Pakistan by the Prime Minister, Mr. Trump said that he would love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people.

Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people, said Mr. Donald Trump.

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