US Vice President Mike Pence told Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that his country "must do more" against the Taliban and other militants, the White House said on Saturday.
The two sides discussed ways to improve bilateral relations particularly in areas of war against terrorism, Afghanistan peace process and economic ties. We welcome the offer of Afghan President and expect that both the countries will work out mutually convenient dates for visit of the PM to Kabul that should definitely set the tone and provide the roadmap for cooperation in various sectors.
KABUL-The commander of American-led military forces in Afghanistan said Wednesday that prospects for reconciliation between Afghans and Taliban militants are improving, although former officials and experts are concerned that USA diplomatic resources for negotiating a solution are inadequate.
Previously on February 3, a high-level dialogue on Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity was held in Kabul. However, Pakistan or any other country can not do much unless the Afghan government demonstrates the vision and farsightedness to restart the peace process and pick up the threads where they were left. Peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan is interlinked to each other. Afghans will find Pakistan standing by them in this endeavour. He said that they are familiar with efforts of Washington to resume talks between Afghan government and Taliban by US Defence Secretary James Mattis.