Trump Expected to Meet With Pakistan’s PM After Sharp Words From Both Sides

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By Patrick Goodenough | May 16, 2017 | 4:27 AM EDT

Protesting Pakistani Muslims burn a U.S. flag. (Screengrab from TV footage)

( – President Trump looks set to meet next week with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his first encounter with the leader of a country whose relationship with the U.S. has been characterized by resentment, distrust – and tens of billions of dollars in U.S. assistance.

Sharif is among the numerous Islamic leaders Trump is expected to meet for the first time during his forthcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, where King Salman is hosting an Arab-Islamic-U.S. summit.

Pakistani media, citing unnamed Foreign Office sources, said the two would likely meet on the sidelines, and that Sharif was preparing a “brief” that would cover Islamabad’s positions on arch-rival India as well as on Afghanistan.

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