Pakistan says US troop withdrawal ‘step forward in Afghan peace effort – The News

Islamabad -Pakistan on Saturday welcomed President Donald Trump’s decision to slash US troop numbers in Afghanistan, calling it a step towards peace in the war-torn nation.

The decision to pull around half of the 14,000 American troops in Afghanistan has stunned and dismayed diplomats and officials in Kabul, and comes amid a renewed push for talks with the Taliban to end the 17-year war.

 Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the move was “a step forward” in the peace effort.

“The US reviewed its (Afghanistan) policy and then talks were held in Abu Dhabi, then there was progress in the talks and ….Read More on The News

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