ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday thanked United States President Donald Trump for his warm and gracious hospitality and understanding Pakistan’s stance on different issues.
“I want to thank President Trump for his warm & gracious hospitality, his understanding of Pakistan’s point of view and his wonderful way of putting our entire delegation at ease,” PM Imran Khan wrote in a tweet while on a three-day visit to the United States.
He appreciated the president for taking out time to show the Imran-led delegation the historic White House private quarters.
The premier assured Trump that Pakistan would make all out efforts for Afghan peace process to ease suffering of Afghan people.
“I want to assure President Trump Pakistan will do everything within its power to facilitate the Afghan peace process. The world owes it to the long-suffering Afghan people to bring about peace after 4 decades of conflict,” he said.
On India’s denial that its Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made no request to Trump for mediation on Kashmir conflict, contrary to what Donald Trump revealed, PM Imran expressed astonishment and said the conflict had held the subcontinent hostage for 70 years.
“Surprised by reaction of India to President Trump’s offer of mediation to bring Pakistan and India to dialogue table for resolving Kashmir conflict which has held subcontinent hostage for 70 years. Generations of Kashmiris have suffered & are suffering daily and need conflict resolution,” he said.
Imran Khan also thanked the Pakistani-American diaspora for showing up in such large numbers at Capital One Arena in Washington DC to show support and welcome him on his first visit to the US as PM of Pakistan.