US peace envoy meets PM Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD, AUG 01 (DNA) – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Imran Khan.The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to remain engaged with the U.S. and other stakeholders in facilitating the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.Recalling his recent interaction with President Donald Trump in Washington, the Prime Minister emphasized that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the interest of Pakistan as well as of the broader region.The Prime Minister also expressed satisfaction at the evolving international consensus and interest in fully supporting efforts to achieve long term peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister underscored the need for inclusive intra-Afghan negotiations to evolve a road map for future of Afghanistan.

In the context of his recent visit to the United States, the Prime Minister underlined the importance that Pakistan attaches to a broad-based and enduring relationship between the two countries.

The Prime Minister stressed that the opportunities for an expanded bilateral economic relationship must be optimally utilized.