Donald Trump lauds Pakistan, expressed desire to meet Pakistani PM Imran Khan

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Donald Trump lauds Pakistan, expressed desire to meet Pakistani PM Imran Khan

DUBAI - US President Donald Trump has lauded Pakistan role in Afghanistan peace talks and has expressed desire to meet Pakistani PM Imran Khan, it has been revealed.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan’s role in bringing Taliban to the negotiation table has been appreciated by US President Donald Trump.

During an interview with *Gulf News link Sunday, Chaudhry said that Trump appreciated Islamabad’s role in the Afghan peace talks so much that he has reviewed and changed his policies against Pakistan.

The information minister stated that a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Trump is on the cards but it will be possible only after the Afghan peace talks. “We are waiting to see this happen,” he added.

Chaudhry said Pakistan is playing its role at a fairly advanced level for the Afghan peace dialogue. “Frankly, we expect a positive outcome from the negotiations between the US and Afghan Taliban,” he said.

Regarding reports that the US may offer Pakistan a free trade agreement (FTA) in return for its assistance in ending the Afghan war and that US Senator Lindsey Graham discussed the idea with Pakistani officials during a recent visit to the country, Chaudhry said, “I know about the FTA offer but cannot comment on this at this stage.”

The information minister further said stability and peace in Afghanistan is not just in the US’ interests but Pakistan will also greatly benefit from this.