Abbasi, Trump emphasise need to continue bilateral ties


UNITED NATIONS: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held a brief meeting with US President Donald Trump here on Tuesday evening during which the two leaders talked about the need to continue their countries’ partnership in the fight against terror.

Mr Abbasi and Mr Trump met at the reception that the latter held for world leaders attending the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at Palace Hotel, New York.

Neither side talked about this meeting until Wed­nesday afternoon when the prime minister disclosed it at the US-Pakistan Business Council’s luncheon.

“On the Afghanistan issue, we are working with the US government. We had a very productive meeting with Vice President (Mike) Pence yesterday,” Mr Abbasi said.


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