ISLAMABAD

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement to pursue political settlement in Afghanistan by resuming dialogue with the Taliban.

“President Trump’s continued willingness to pursue political settlement in Afghanistan by resuming dialogue with the Taliban is a positive development,” Qureshi told reporters on Saturday in Multan, a northeastern city of Pakistan, according to the the state-run Pakistan TV.

We hope talks between the U.S. and Taliban will resume soon and it will help in establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as in the region, he added.

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