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Fatemi couldn’t meet any member of Trump’s transition team: sources

Tariq Fatemi

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi failed to meet any member of the transition team of the newly elected United States President Donald Trump, citing sources ARY News reported.

Prime Minister’s aide, Fatemi, has been presently in the United States on a week-long visit.

The transition team excused to meet the Pakistani official stating they were busy with their schedule, sources said.

Pakistan embassy in Washington, however, stated that Fatemi’s visit to the US cannot be termed a failure. It also mentioned that the prime minister’s foreign affairs assistant met Trump’s close associates.

The spokesman of the foreign office has termed Fatemi’s visit to the United States as a “success”.

Pakistani official visited the United States last week where he was expected to meet the transition team of US President-elect Donald Trump.

This was the first high profile visit of an envoy since the US Presidential elections on November 8. The visit also came after a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Donald Trump.

The two leaders had a conversation on Nov 30 in which Trump expressed his willingness to address any outstanding issues in Pakistan.

He also showed interest in visiting Pakistan on the invitation of the Pakistani Prime Minister.

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