Pakistan will help facilitate Afghan peace process, PM Khan assures Trump

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday assured US President Donald Trump that “Pakistan will do everything within its power to facilitate the Afghan peace process” in a message of gratefulness to the US president on Twitter.

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“The world owes it to the long-suffering Afghan people to bring about peace after 4 decades of conflict,” the premier said in a series of tweets.

PM Khan said he wished to thank the US president “for his warm & gracious hospitality, his understanding of Pakistan’s point of view & his wonderful way of putting our entire delegation at ease.”

PM added, “appreciate the President taking out time to show us the historic White House private quarters.”

Responding to the unusually speedy Indian response to Trump’s offer to mediate the Kashmir issue, the PM said he was “surprised”.

PM Khan noted that Trump had offered “to bring Pak & India to dialogue table for resolving Kashmir conflict which has held subcontinent hostage for 70 yrs.” “Generations of Kashmiris have suffered & are suffering daily and need conflict resolution,” the premier added.

The premier further expressed his gratefulness for “the Pakistani-American community for showing up in such large numbers at Capital One Arena in DC to show support and welcome me on my first visit to the USA as PM of Pakistan”.

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