Trump desires to meet with new leadership of Pakistan ‘soon’

03 Jan, 2019 9:39 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US President Donald Trump wanted to meet with the new leadership of Pakistan ‘soon’ and wished for a great relationship with Pakistan

Speaking to the journalists after a Cabinet meeting, the US president said that he looks forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan, underlining that his country wants a “good relationship” with the long-time ally.

Trump’s statement comes about as the world has entered the New Year 2019, making it a positive message from the US to Pakistan and indicating a possible change in Washington’s policy towards Islamabad.

Trump also noted that he would be doing that in the not-too distant future. He told the meeting that his administration has initiated peace talks with the Taliban. Donald Trump urged other countries, specifically Russia, Pakistan, and India, to become more involved in the fighting in Afghanistan.

In a corresponding period last year, Trump had strongly criticized Pakistan in his January 1 tweet, announcing cut in aid to the country.

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” Trump had said in the tweet on Jan 1, 2018.


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