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November 22, 2019

Pakistan, US agree to continue work for peace in Afghanistan

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November 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States (US) have agreed to continue working together for the promotion of shared objective of establishment of peace in Afghanistan.

The US President, Donald Trump, has thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating positive outcome of release of Western hostages in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with President Trump, during which bilateral and regional issues were discussed.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed that the release of Western hostagesin Afghanistan was a positive development and Pakistan was happy that they were safe and free. The premier re-affirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the advancement of Afghan peace and reconciliation process for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan. Both the leaders agreed to continue to work together for the promotion of this shared objective.

The prime minister apprised President Trump of the current situation in IOJ&K, underscoring that over 8 million people remained under siege for over 100 days now. Appreciating President Trump’s continued engagement as well as mediation offer, Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed that the president must continue his efforts for facilitation of a peaceful solution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute.

Recalling their conversations in Washington and New York, the two leaders agreed to deepen bilateral collaboration, including in relevant multilateral forum. The two leaders further agreed to remain in close contact.

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