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Trump asks for Pakistan’s help in Afghan peace process

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ISLAMABAD: US President Donald Trump wrote to Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan asking for Pakistan’s assistance in the Afghan peace process, according to media reports on Monday.

Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry this to the Reuters news agency saying: “President Trump has asked for Pakistan’s cooperation in bringing the Taliban to the conference table.

This is the first direct communication between the two leaders since Imran Khan assumed power in August.

Zalmay Khalilzad | Man on a mission

The fresh development came at time when The US Special Envoy for Afghan Peace Zalmay Khalilzad on December 2 began a tour of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar to facilitate peace process. Khalilzad will also meet Afghan government officials on the Taliban resolution issue.

 

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