The U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to discuss the ongoing efforts regarding the reconciliation in Afghanistan.

The Office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan in a statement has said the meeting took place on Wednesday.

The statement further added that PM Khan reiterated Pakistan’s “abiding interest” in achieving lasting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

This comes as the U.S. President Donald Trump had earlier sent a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking Islamabad’s cooperation in Afghan peace process.

“US President Donald Trump, in his letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan, has stated that his most important regional priority was achieving a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war. In this regard, he has sought Pakistan’s support and facilitation,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan said in a statement.

In the meantime, a Taliban source has said a delegation led by Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai has visited Pakistan to consult with the group’s leader Mullah Hebatullah regarding the recent developments.


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