While speaking at the White House with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, President Donald Trump claims that the United States is working with Islamabad to find a proper way out of the war in Afghanistan.
The US President has held out the possibility of reimposing the United States aid to Pakistan, depending upon what is worked out and offered assistance to Islamabad, tried to ease strained tied with India.
PM Khan told President Trump that there was only one solution for Afghanistan that a peace deal with the Taliban was closer than it had ever been. He further hoped in the coming days to be able to urge the Taliban to continue the discussion.
The US views cooperation of Pakistan with a deal to end 17-year-long war as necessary but both the nations have a complicated relationship.
President Trump wanted to enfold the US military involvement in Afghanistan, seeks the cooperation of Pakistan as vital to any deal to end the war and ensure that the does not become a base for terrorist outfits like ISIS.
The US wants Islamabad to pressure on Taliban into a permanent ceasefire and participation in discussing with the government of Afghan.
Last year, Donald Trump has slashed millions of dollars for security aid to Islamabad, which is alleged of serving as a safe haven for terrorists. However, Pakistan has rejected the charges.
The Pentagon reports that Pak Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa will meet with the top American Military Officer, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford on Monday.