ISLAMABAD - US republican senator Lindsey Graham has said that he will ask US President Donald Trump to hold a meeting with leaders from Afghanistan and Pakistan to help end the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan through reconciliation and negotiations.
The 17-year long conflict which originally erupted in the aftermath of US military intervention against the Taliban regime in 2001 has claimed thousands of lives of Afghan civilians and security force members with peace still distant despite intense diplomacy and international efforts in recent years.
“I am going to urge him (US President Donald Trump) to meet with the prime minister as soon as practical.
I think they will hit it off, similar personalities, and Prime Minister Khan was criticized over the decades, over the past 10 or 20 years, about talking about reconciling with the Taliban.
He was right. One thing I would say is that the war in Afghanistan will end through reconciliation,” he said after meeting senior Pakistani officials in Islamabad on Sunday