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PM reiterates Pakistan's abiding interest in achieving peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated Pakistan's abiding interest in achieving peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan through political settlement.

He was talking to US Secretary of State's Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on called on him in Islamabad on Wednesday. 

Recalling his long personal commitment to the cause of peace in the region, the Prime Minister welcomed President Trump's letter and the US assurance to work with Pakistan on this shared objective.

The Prime Minister also emphasized on the importance of intensifying regular engagement on priority areas in the bilateral context particularly trade, investment, education, health and social sector development.

Ambassador Khalilzad conveyed the good wishes of President Donald Trump to the Prime Minister.

He said US leadership looks forward to working with Pakistan in furthering the shared goal of peace through a political settlement in Afghanistan.