PM Imran, Trump discuss bilateral ties over phone

Pak, US agree to work together for peace in Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD

Prime Minister Imran Khan and the US President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed bilateral relations and regional matters and agreed to remain in close contact during their telephonic conversation.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the premier and Trump discussed the release of western hostages held by the Taliban.

The Prime Minister conveyed that the release of Western hostages in Afghanistan was a positive development and Pakistan was happy that they were safe and free. Pakistan and the US have agreed to continue work together for the promotion of shared objective of establishment of peace in Afghanistan.

President Trump thanked the Prime Minister for Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating this positive outcome.  The Prime Minister re-affirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the advancement of Afghan peace and reconciliation process for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister apprised President Trump of the current situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), 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 fora.

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