WASHINGTON – US president-elect Donald Trump confirmed in a statement that he wanted to see improved ties between Pakistan and US in the future.

Trump said this to Pakistan’s ambassador to United States Jalil Abbas Jillani during a brief conversation at a dinner he hosted for foreign ambassadors on Thursday.

The Pakistan ambassador said that Trump pleasantly referred to the telephonic conversation he had with the Pakistani Prime Minister last year and expressed his good wishes for the country.

Jillani said that the incoming president was expecting strong US-Pakistan relations in the coming days as the country’s historical alliance with the US was of prime strategic importance.

The Pakistan ambassador referred to an interview with US Vice- President-Elect Mike Pence in which he expressed the view that Donald Trump was likely to play a pivotal role for solving long-standing Kashmir issue.

Jillani said that Trump stressed for a need to establish long-standing relations between the two countries.

It is relevant to mention that in a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President-elect Donald Trump had said that he was willing to help out Pakistan in finding solutions to all outstanding issues.

In another viral video, Trump was seen as saying ‘I Love Pakistan’.