The US Secretary of State’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister this afternoon. Conveying the good wishes of President Donald Trump to the Prime Minister, Ambassador Khalilzad said that US leadership looked forward to working with Pakistan in furthering the shared goal of peace through a political settlement in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s abiding interest in achieving peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan through political settlement. Recalling his long personal commitment to the cause of peace in the region, he welcomed President Trump’s letter and the US assurance to work with Pakistan on this shared objective.
The Prime Minister also emphasized on the importance of intensifying regular engagement on priority areas in the bilateral context particularly trade, investment, education, health and social sector development.