ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has welcomed US President Donald Trump’s assertion to pursue political settlement in Afghanistan by resuming dialogue with the Taliban.
“President Trump’s continued willingness to pursue political settlement in Afghanistan by resuming dialogue with the Taliban is a constructive improvement,” Qureshi informed reporters on Saturday in Multan, a northeastern metropolis of Pakistan, in keeping with the the state-run Pakistan Tv.
We hope talks between the US and Taliban will resume quickly and it’ll assist in establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan in addition to within the area, he added.
Reaffirming his nation assist, Qureshi mentioned Pakistan will proceed to assist and facilitate the peace and reconciliation course of in Afghanistan.
On Thursday, Trump made a shock go to to Afghanistan to have fun Thanksgiving with the American troops.
“The Taliban needs to make a deal, and we’re assembly with them,” Trump mentioned in a gathering together with his Afghan counterpart President Ashraf Ghani throughout his go to at Bagram Airfield, in keeping with The New York Times.
On Friday, a day after the Trump’s assertion, Qatar-based Al-Jazeera reported that the US and Taliban have resumed casual talks and met in Doha to debate the resumption of formal peace talks.
Early September, Trump declared the peace talks with the Taliban “lifeless” following an assault within the capital Kabul which killed a dozen folks, together with a US service member.
Following Trump’s transfer, the Taliban opened new battlefronts throughout the war-weary nation.