Trump asks Pakistan's Khan to help with Taliban talks following verbal spat

Trump asks Pakistan's Khan to help with Taliban talks following verbal spat

"Pakistan reiterates its commitment to play the role of facilitator in good faith", the ministry statement said.

In a meeting with a group of reporters and TV anchorpersons in Islamabad, Prime Minister Khan said that he had received a letter from President Trump on Monday.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed the decision from the United States in which it asked Pakistan to explore opportunities to work together and renew partnership, especially in bringing peace inside Afghanistan and find a closure for the 17-year-old war.

The U.S. embassy in Islamabad had no immediate comment on the letter. "Peace and stability in Afghanistan remains a shared responsibility", Faisal concluded.

The US president has also sought Islamabad's assistance to bring Taliban leadership to the negotiating table.

Last month, Trump said in an interview Pakistan doesn't "do a damn thing" for the US despite getting billions of dollars in American aid, and later accused Islamabad in a tweet of harboring al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

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President Trump reiterated those allegations in a television interview and subsequent tweets last month, justifying his suspension of military assistance to Pakistan. Trump wants to end a 17-year-old war between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban militants, who are fighting to drive out global forces and establish their version of strict Islamic law.

The premier while addressing a ceremony to mark 100 days of his government's rule on Thursday (November 29), had said the government will provide eggs and chickens to women living in the rural areas, so they can start their own poultry business.

Trump has repeatedly accused Pakistan of failing to crack down on Islamic militants operating along the border and last month said it had harbored Osama bin Laden for years despite getting billions of dollars in American aid.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa had also highlighted Pakistan's efforts in the war against terrorism and for regional peace, saying the country "has done much more for peace in Afghanistan than any other country".

"It's time for everyone to get on board, support the United Nations; support Prime Minister Modi's, (Afghan) President (Ashraf) Ghani and all those who are trying to maintain peace and make for a better world here", Jim Mattis said.

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