Trump requests Pakistan's help on Afghan peace after Twitter tirade

Trump requests Pakistan's help on Afghan peace after Twitter tirade

During his meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the US envoy reiterated US President Donald Trump's desire to seek Pakistan's cooperation for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

"I believe that it does", McKenzie said.

Khan told the media on Monday that resolution of conflict in Afghanistan was also in the best interest of Pakistan, which always made serious efforts to bring peace in the neighbouring country.

"When you use words like attractive to them, that means that they want something from us in return for any kind of a positive role in bringing about a reconciliation, which by the way reconciliation in Afghanistan means that the Taliban will have a role to play, a major role to play in the further governance of Afghanistan", Hirono asked.

"The letter also makes it clear that Pakistan's assistance with the Afghan peace process is fundamental to building an enduring US-Pakistan partnership", the spokesperson said. The conference, called the Moscow Format, was the first time the Taliban had officially appeared in a public forum.

In its most recent report to Congress, in October, the special inspector general for Afghanistan said Afghan casualty numbers had been reported only in classified form since September 2017 at the request of the Afghan government. "Pakistan must leverage their influence over Taliban leadership to help compel them to come to the table for reconciliation negotiations", McKenzie said.

The idea has received a mixed reaction from Afghan officials.

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Khalilzad also held a meeting with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua.

The death toll among Afghanistan's security forces will no longer be sustainable unless urgent measures are taken to address recruiting and training issues, a top USA general has said. "The sooner we get peace, the better it will be", he told a group of Afghan journalists in Kabul last month.

Since taking office, Trump has been very critical of Pakistan's lax attitude towards combatting terrorism.

While the insurgents have made steady territorial gains in Afghanistan and have enjoyed newfound legitimacy on the global stage, they've indicated that they may be willing to negotiate if their conditions are met. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in a November speech that more than 28,000 of his country's forces had been killed in the last four years.

"We are on that track".

According to a press release by US State Department, accompanied by an interagency delegation, Khalilzad will travel to Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar during his 18-day tour, from Dec 2 to 20.

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