Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and United States President Donald Trump will meet for the first time in Saudi Arabia, sources in the Foreign Office confirmed.
Nawaz Sharif is expected to land in Saudi Arabia on May 20 for the US-Arab-Islamic summit, which will see leaders from across the world participate in the event.
Sources in the FO confirmed that a meeting between Sharif and Trump was planned; however, a fixed date, time and agenda of the meeting are yet to be finalised.
This will be the first time the two heads of state will meet in person, having only talked on the phone a few months ago before Trump’s inauguration.
While Trump called Pakistan ‘fantastic’ in his phone conversation with the premier, the US president has historically expressed his resentment for the country.
In a tweet from 2011, Trump had said, “Get it Straight: Pakistan is not our friend.”