Donald Trump has never met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

But he knows he has a “very good reputation”, and understands he is a “terrific guy”. In fact, Mr Trump feels such a connection with the Pakistani leader, whom he hopes to visit soon, that he feels like he is “talking to a person I have known for a long time”.

Mr Trump has never, apparently, visited Pakistan either, and he spoke out during this campaign about the threat of Muslims. Yet he knows the country is rich with “tremendous opportunities”. Furthermore, said Mr Trump: “Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people(s).”

It cannot be easy for any US president-elect, receiving calls of congratulations from leaders from around the world. Some of the people and places you may know, others you may not.

Some of the conversations are no doubt warm. Others may be more cool… see more

source: independent UK