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Pakistan welcomes Trump's role in solving issues with India

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria speaks during a weekly briefing in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman says on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, Pakistan welcomes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's willingness to play his role in resolving its outstanding problems with New Delhi. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria speaks during a weekly briefing in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesman says on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, Pakistan welcomes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's willingness to play his role in resolving its outstanding problems with New Delhi. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For all the concerns raised in the presidential campaign about Trump’s fitness to command America’s nuclear arsenal, the immediate questions he’s likely to face as president aren’t about launching these weapons, but modernizing them. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For all the concerns raised in the presidential campaign about Trump’s fitness to command America’s nuclear arsenal, the immediate questions he’s likely to face as president aren’t about launching these weapons, but modernizing them. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Pakistan welcomes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's willingness to play a role in resolving its outstanding problems with New Delhi.

Thursday's comment from Nafees Zakaria come a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a congratulatory call to Trump. According to a Pakistani government statement, Trump told Sharif that he is "ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems."

Trump's transition team did not provide information about the call, which comes amid soaring tension between Pakistan and India over the disputed region of Kashmir.