Last updated on September 24, 2019
Hours in front of a scheduled meeting with Donald Trump, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan blamed him for derailing a peace agreement aimed at stopping the longest-running warfare in U.S. history.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York,” Khan stated He’d urge Trump to restart talks with the Taliban to pave the way to get a cease-fire along with also the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
“The peace agreement was only going to be signed this can be painful for us the peace deal was going to be signed and you understand President Trump,” Khan said, trailing off. “He must have discussed it with us.”
Before this month, talks involving the U.S. and the Taliban broke after Trump tweeted he’d continued covert meetings in Camp David meant to allow a drawdown of American forces following 18 years at Afghanistan. The White House said it did not wish to benefit the Taliban for poor behavior, mentioning the recent passing of a U.S. soldier by a vehicle bombing in Kabul.
Following the assembly, Trump stated that the U.S. increases trade with Pakistan. Also, he reiterated his offer to help solve the dispute within the land of Kashmir.
Before fulfilling Trump, the Pakistani leader said connections with his state’s other neighbors also have proven challenging. Khan said he is”more stressed about India” compared to his nation, warning regarding the growth of Hindu nationalists.
Meantime, the uproar following an assault on Saudi Arabian oil centers — that sent oil prices rising since the Trump government blamed Iran — threatens to”screw up” Pakistan’s funding,” Khan stated.
The country’s benchmark stock estimate down a world-leading 23 percent in local currency terms last 12 weeks, has improved higher from the last month, although the rupee has stabilized following the central bank fostered borrowing prices to a document.
The prime minister lauded the country’s”special relationship” with China despite criticism over Beijing’s crackdown on Muslim minorities and concern that billions of dollars in Chinese loans may put Pakistan into a debt trap.
“They helped us when we had been at rock bottom,” said Khan, who had been put to meet a Chinese delegation following his opinions. “China is 1 country we could learn from.”