PM Imran Khan says Trump has asked him to help in the Afghan Taliban peace process
He received a letter from the US president Monday morning
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he has received a letter from US President Donald Trump on December 3 morning in which he has been requested to help bring the Afghan Taliban to the negotiation table and the subsequent peace process. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trump in his letter said that his most important regional priority was achieving a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war. In this regard, he has sought Pakistan's support and facilitation. President Trump has also acknowledged that the war had cost both USA and Pakistan. He has emphasized that Pakistan and USA should explore opportunities to work together and renew partnership, according to the foreign office. Pakistan reiterated its commitment to play a facilitation role in good faith. Peace and stability in Afghanistan remain a shared responsibility. On relations between India and Pakistan, the premier said that if both countries are willing, even the Kashmir issue could be resolved. The reason for opening the Kartarpur border wasn’t to fool anyone, he asserted. Related: US special representative Zalmay Khalilzad to visit Pakistan, Afghanistan during 18-day tour PM Khan also said that they opened the border to stop the spread of hate. If I have to make changes in the cabinet I will, said PM Khan. He also said that a captain knows about his team. Whoever in the bureaucracy isn’t working should go home, he added. Portfolios can be changed and even taken back, said the premier. He also said that they are bringing in strict laws against money laundering.
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