Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan has decided to respond to US President Donald Trump’s letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to diplomatic sources, PM Imran has given the letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to prepare a reply.
“Pakistan has decided to respond positively to the US president’s letter and assure its role in the Afghan peace process,” the sources said.
Earlier, PM Khan had revealed that US President Donald Trump wrote him, seeking Pakistan’s assistance in the Afghan peace process.
In a meeting with senior journalists in the federal capital, PM Khan informed that he received a letter from the US president earlier today. In the letter, Trump has asked Pakistan to play its role in Afghan peace talks which are aimed at catalysing an end to the 17-year invasion of Afghanistan by US troops.
The PM further said that he had always believed only dialogue could bring stability in Afghanistan.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry confirmed Trump’s call for support. “President Trump has written a letter. He has asked for Pakistan’s cooperation to bring the Taliban into talks,” Chaudhry told a foreign news agency.
The letter comes days after the US president launched another tirade at Pakistan, alleging that the country "would take our money and do nothing for us."
"....We no longer pay Pakistan the $Billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another. They were just one of many countries that take from the United States without giving anything in return. That’s ENDING!" Trump had tweeted on November 19.