Efforts Accelerated To Arrange Trump-Imran Meeting

The meeting will likely be held in a third country.
Lahore (WebPaki/ Pakistan News – 28th January, 2018) Efforts have been accelerated to arrange a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to media reports, the meeting is expected to be held within six months.

The meeting will likely be held in a third country.

PM Imran will meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani before meeting Trump.

The reports of the meeting have been coming in from the Trump administration.

Trump had earlier expressed his willingness to meet the new leadership of Pakistan.

The US president, while addressing a cabinet meeting, had said, “I look forward to meeting with the folks from — and the new leadership in Pakistan, we’ll be doing that in the not-too-distant future.

Pakistan has welcomed US President Donald Trump’s statement.

Responding to the Trump’s statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said, “Pakistan is looking forward to positive engagement with the United States at the leadership level.”

Meanwhile, the United States and the Taliban movement are nearing an agreement envisaging the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in exchange for the insurgents’ pledge to prevent groups like al-Qaeda from infiltrating the country ever again, The New York Times newspaper reported, citing sources within the Taliban group and Western diplomats.