Want peace in Afghanistan: Pakistan

"The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan''s perspective and desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan," said the statement from the Foreign Office.

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Islamabad, Publish Date: Aug 22 2017 11:23PM | Updated Date: Aug 22 2017 11:23PM
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Pakistan on Tuesday said that it wants peace in Afghanistan and pledged to work to eliminate terrorism.

A Foreign Office spokesman said US Ambassador David Hale met Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif this afternoon and briefed him about President Trump's latest statement on the US policy review on South Asia and Afghanistan.

"The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan's perspective and desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan," said the statement from the Foreign Office.

Highlighting Pakistan's sacrifices in the enduring fight against terrorism, Foreign Minister Asif underlined Pakistan's continued desire to work with the international community to eliminate the menace of terrorism. During his meeting, Asif said that he had accepted US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's invitation to visit the US and looked forward to his early interactions in Washington.

Hale conveyed that Tillerson looked forward to meeting the foreign minister in the next few days to have an in-depth discussion on the state of play in the bilateral relationship as well as the new US policy on South Asia.