US President Donald Trump meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP) Trump was speaking from the Oval Office alongside Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on his first official visit to Washington seeking to revive a fractured relationship. Pakistan was the Taliban’s chief sponsor when it took power in neighbouring Afghanistan during the 1990s. Its influence over the group, which has waged an insurgency since it was ousted from power by US-led forces in 2001, is seen as key in facilitating a political settlement with the government of President Ashraf Ghani. “We’ve made a lot of progress over the last couple of weeks, and Pakistan has helped us with that progress,” said Trump. “A lot of things are happening for the United States, and I think a lot of great things are going to be happening for Pakistan under your leadership,” he added as he turned to face his counterpart, in an encounter filled with smiles and mutual praise. The warm words signaled a clear reversal for the Republican president, who has in the past accused Pakistan of being duplicitous and last year cut US$300… Read full this story
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