Pakistan PM Imran Khan stressed on Afghan Peace process and Kashmir to Donald trump in tele-conversation

Pakistan PM Imran Khan stressed on Afghan Peace process and Kashmir to Donald trump in tele-conversation

On Thursday Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump and discussed with him bilateral and regional matters including the Afghan peace process and the Kashmir issue.

The Prime Minister office said in a statement that Khan conveyed that the release of Western hostages in Afghanistan was a positive development and Pakistan was happy that they were safe and free.

According to the statement that President Trump thanked the prime minister for Pakistan's efforts in facilitating this positive outcome.

 The Prime Minister re-affirmed Pakistan’s commitment to development of the Afghan Peace and reconciliation process for a peaceful and Stable Afghanistan. Both leaders agreed to continue to work together for the promotion of this shared objective.

On Tuesday the Afghan Taliban released two western hostages in southern Afghanistan handing them over to US forces more than three years after they were abducted in Kabul.

Khan apprised President Trump of the current situation in Kashmir.

Pakistan has been trying to internationalize the Kashmir issue but India has asserted that the abrogation of Article 370 was its "internal matter".

Appreciating President Trump's continued engagement as well as mediation offer, Prime Minister Khan stressed that the US president must continue his efforts for facilitation of a peaceful solution of the Kashmir issue, the statement said.

Trump has repeatedly offered to mediate between India and Pakistan resolve the Kashmir issue.