On Thursday, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has held a telephonic conversation with the United States President Donald Trump to discuss regional and bilateral matters with him, including the Kashmir issue and Afghan Peace Process, said the Prime Minister’s Office.
PM Khan said that the release of Western Hostages in Afghanistan was a positive development and his country was pleased that they were safe and free, said the PMO in a statement.
It further said, “President Trump thanked the Prime Minister for Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating this positive outcome.”
PM Khan reaffirms their commitment towards the advancement of the peace and reconciliation process to form a stable and peaceful government in Afghanistan.
Both the top leaders accepted to work together for the promotion of their shared objectives.
On Tuesday, the Afghan Taliban has released two Western Hostages in Southern Afghanistan, handed them over to American forces over three years after they were hijacked in Kabul.
Pakistani Prime Minister has also discussed Kashmir issue over a phone call with President Trump.
Tensions between Pakistan and India escalated after New Delhi announced to scrap “special status” offered to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
Pakistan has been trying hard to internationalize the issue related to Kashmir, but India has firmly stated that the elimination of “special status” of J&K under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution was its “internal matter”.
PM Khan has praised the US President’s continuous engagement and mediation offer. He also stressed that President Trump must continue his efforts to facilitate a peaceful solution of Kashmir issue, reads the statement.
Donald Trump has often offered to intervene between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue.
However, New Delhi repeatedly stated that Kashmir is their “bilateral” matter and they will not entertain any third-party involvement.
Recalls their conversations in New York and Washington, both leaders agreed to deepen bilateral collaboration, including in related multilateral fora.
Both also agreed to remain in close contact.