Pakistan, US agree to work together to promote peace in Afghanistan

PM Imran Trump discuss Afghan peace process Kashmir over phone

Pakistan PM Imran Khan, US President Donald Trump discuss Jammu and Kashmir during telephonic conversation

The emir and Trump held a telephone call on Friday in which the USA president "expressed his honest thanks" to the emir "for its active role in facilitating the release of the two hostages who were held in Afghanistan", the Qatar News Agency (QNA) said.

Raking up allegations on the "current situation" in Jammu and Kashmir, he claimed that millions of people are under a clampdown in the region.

The statement said that US President Donald Trump thanked Pakistan PM Imran Khan for assisting in the release of hostage Western citizens.

Prime Minister Imran reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to the advancement of the Afghan peace and reconciliation process aimed at achieving a stable Afghanistan.

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Recalling their meetings in Washington and NY earlier this year, Trump and Imran agreed to "deepen bilateral collaboration, including in relevant multilateral fora". The two leaders further agreed to remain in close contact.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held Friday a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in NY.

Imran told the Trump that stability in Afghanistan means stability in Pakistan. He also urged the United States to play its role in ending the Kashmiri crisis. He also appreciated Trump's continued engagement and his offer from earlier this year to mediate the issue between Islamabad and New Delhi.

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On July 23, the Imran met the Trump at the White House on his maiden USA visit since becoming the premier.

Prospects for peace in Afghanistan seem distant despite the recent release of three key Taleban members in exchange for two Kabul-based American University of Afghanistan professors, a move the Taleban said will help with the peace process.

After the release of two professors this week, President Trump called to thank Imran Khan in view of facilitation extended by Pakistan. "As part of the worldwide community working to bring peace & end the suffering of the Afghan people, Pakistan has fully supported & facilitated this release". He has said that Pakistan is pleased with the safe release of both.

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