Trump says ready to sign peace deal with Taliban
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said he would sign peace deal with the Afghan Taliban after seeing how the seven-day partial truce with the group worked out.
He said this while talking to newsmen in Washington before his departure for India.
The seven day ‘reduction in violence’ truce took effect on Saturday across Afghanistan where all parties agreed not to launch offensive for a week.
The intra Afghan peace talks will begin within two weeks of the signing of the US-Taliban deal.
Pakistan hopeful for success of peace deal between US, Taliban
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan was hopeful for success of peace deal between the United States and Afghan Taliban which would be signed on Feb 29 in Doha.
Talking to media persons in Multan on Feb 23, he had said Pakistan made sincere efforts in bringing the US and Taliban on negotiation table for establishing peace in war torn Afghanistan.
The foreign minister had said Pakistan always convinced the world that there was no military solution of Afghan issue and it could only be resolved through dialogue.
He had said some powers did not want peace in Afghanistan and they were conspiring against peace process by disturbing law and order through bomb blasts in the country.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said such powers were spoilers and there was need to avoid and foil their nefarious designs.
He had said when there was peace in Afghanistan, rebuilding process would be initiated and Pakistan would also take part in it.
Responding to a question, he had said the incumbent government brought the Kashmir issue in the limelight at the UN Security Council meeting after five decades.
The issue was also taken up at different forums including the US Congress and House of Commons.
The Foreign Minister had said India cannot succeed in its nefarious designs to push Pakistan into Blacklist of Financial Action Task Force.
He had said all the member countries except India, were satisfied with the steps taken by Pakistan government.