The White House on Tuesday confirmed that US President Donald Trump sends letter to Pakistan.
On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan informed media personnel in an interview that US President sends letter to him requesting to play a role in bringing Afghan Taliban on negotiation table.
The letter was not shared with the media, but the National Security Council spokesperson shared that the US president requested full support for the Afghan peace process and urged cooperation for Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad’s trip to the region.
President Trump sends letter to Pakistan and recognizes Pakistan’s ability to maintain peace in the region. According to spokesperson, “Pakistan has the ability to deny the Taliban sanctuary on its territory,” adding that the letter also makes clear that “Pakistan’s assistance with the Afghan peace process is fundamental to building an enduring US-Pakistan partnership.”
In response to Trump sends letter to Pakistan, PM Imran Khan replied, “We will try to make the Afghan Taliban engage in dialogue with the US.”
Following Trump sends letter to Pakistan for help, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday.
During his meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the US envoy reiterated US President Donald Trump’s desire to seek Pakistan’s cooperation for peace and stability in Afghanistan. The foreign minister assured the US side of Pakistan’s steadfast support for a negotiated settlement.
“Pakistan will continue to cooperate with sincerity for political settlement in Afghanistan. Long-lasting peace in Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s best interest,” the foreign minister tweeted.