Pakistan wants to work on counter-terrorism with Trump

Pakistan wants to work on counter-terrorism with Trump

Islamabad - Aziz acknowledged that perception, but said such policies were "in the past."



By AP

Published: Thu 10 Nov 2016, 12:48 PM

Last updated: Thu 10 Nov 2016, 3:18 PM

Pakistani foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz says his country would like to work with US President-elect Donald Trump on the common interest of combatting terrorism.
In an interview with Pakistan's Geo News channel Thursday, he says that helping negotiate a political settlement in Afghanistan is another area where the two countries could work together.
While talking the channel, the Advisor also hoped that the newly elected president would play his part in resolving the disputed issue of Kashmir.
The US president-elect has publicly criticised Pakistan in the past for battling some militant groups while tolerating others.
Aziz acknowledged that perception, but said such policies were "in the past."
Local and Al Qaeda linked militants who have had long used Pakistan's lawless tribal regions along the Afghan border as safe havens. The Afghan government frequently accuses Islamabad of sheltering the senior leadership of the Taleban.
 
 
 


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