With Khan at the beginning of the White House meeting, Trump said, “I think Pakistan will help us to overcome ourselves.”
Trump talked about the possibility of recovery of US $ 1.3 billion in American aid, which he cut last year, based on the outcome of the meeting, and offered to mediate the old dispute between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir region.
There is a complex relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Last year, Trump had complained to Twitter that the Pakistanis did not give us anything other than “lies and deceptions for terrorists” and “safe havens”. Pakistan has denied the allegations.
Trump said that on Monday he was against us, saying that the US relations with Pakistan had improved.
Khan told Trump that the peace agreement with the Taliban was closer than before.
Khan said at the Oval office meeting, “We hope that in the days to come, we will help the Taliban to speak to the Afghan government and reach a solution, a political solution.”
Trump wants to end US military intervention in Afghanistan and believe that Pakistan’s cooperation is important for any deal to end the war and ensure that the country will not be the basis for armed groups like Islamic State.
Washington wants Islamabad to put pressure on the Taliban in Afghanistan for a permanent ceasefire and participate in talks with the Afghan government.
Special envoy of the State Department Zalime Khalilzad will travel to Afghanistan and Qatar where he will resume talks with the Taliban from July 22 to August 1.
Pentagon said that Pakistani army commander General Qamar Javed Bajwa later met on Monday a senior US Army officer and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Danford.
Analysts believe that Baja will play an important role in discussions behind the curtain, with military discovery to persuade Washington to persuade Washington and support.
In Pakistan, officials in Pakistan arrested last week’s alleged mastermind Hafiz Saeed of the terrorist attack on the Indian city of Mumbai, which was classified as a terrorist by the United States and United Nations. More than 160 people were killed in a four-day siege.
But Pakistan has not released Shakeel Afridi in prison, who is believed to have helped former President Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to hunt the CIA, whose organization was attacked on 11 September 2001 for attacking America.
The cause was due to US military intervention. Next month in Afghanistan. US Army killed bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011
Trump told the reporters that he would discuss Afridi along with Khan and other “hostages” along with Khan. Khan told Trump that he brought “good news” about two hostages, but did not tell what he meant when he was present.
Khan told Fox News that he would be willing to consider the release of Afridi instead of Pakistani neuroscientist Afia Siddiqui, who was convicted in 2010 for firing agents and soldiers, in 86 years in the United States. is. “Yes, we can negotiate on a kind of exchange,” he said.
India, who had approached Pakistan on the disputed Kashmir region for a war in February, who accuses Islamabad of supporting rebels, will closely monitor the talks in Washington.
India has consistently rejected foreign arbitration in its dispute with Pakistan about Kashmir in the past.
Trump said that he discussed Kashmir issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Moody, whom he had recently met in Osaka, Japan, last month in G20.
Trump said: “He really said,” Would you like to become a broker or moderator? “I said,” Where? “He said,” Kashmir, “because it lasted for many years.
“If you can help, then I would like to be an arbiter,” he said.
But Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar said that Moody did not ask Trump to help in arbitration.