‘It’s complicated’: Why US President Barack Obama didn’t visit Pakistan during his tenure
NEW DELHI: Why has US President Barack Obama not visited Pakistan since entering the White House?
“It’s complicated”, is the answer the White House press secretary gave to that question by the media, a day after US President-elect Donald Trump reportedly told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that Pakistan is an “amazing country,” according to a Pakistan government press release.
“The US relationship with Pakistan is one that’s quite complicated, particularly when you consider our overlapping national security interests,” said press secretary Josh Earnest.
“The relations between our two countries, particularly over the last eight years, have not been smooth — consistently smooth, particularly in the aftermath of the raid on Pakistani soil that President Obama ordered to take Osama bin Laden off the battlefield,” Earnest added.
Compared to the frosty relations lately between Washington and Islamabad, US President-elect Trump appeared to exhibit a rare bonhomie with Pakistan PM Sharif, the Pakistan government said in a press release.
Pak had neither self respect nor shame
Though I was and I am favourable to Trump but these two things you mentioned (sel-respect and Shame)even Trump himself lacks.
Hence as per your opinion, Trump may visit Pakistan. Birds of the same feathers fly together !!
Which world dignitary desires to visit a living hell hole?
Remember CIA agents killed in Pakistan? Which US PRESIDENT then would risk coming to Pakistan ?
President Trump unlikely visit Pakistan in near future and till such time it reins in the jehadi terrorists effectively!
WISDOM PREVAILED UPON OBAMA..
Pakistan is a failed State and there are no chances for any changes. China should annex Pakistan as one of its Muslim States
Shows u.”s. didn”t have any regard for pak..
Trump won”t visit either.
by visiting a terror country US President is diluting the cause of ant-terrorism…..
Oh ! really, in 8 years US president never came to Pakistan? Good !
Obama Felt Pakistan is not worth country to give importace. He felt not to go begger house. It is a insult for him
Obama feared for his life in such a dangerous country.
The real reason is HE JUST DID NOT CARE to visit a Terrorist Country. PERIOD
Trump wants to do opposite of all Obama did. Since Obama boycotted Pakistan trump wants to be close to Pakistan.