Foreign Minister urges US to hold talks with Taliban to bring peace in Afghanistan
Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the Trump administration's "militaristic approach" in Afghanistan represents a failed policy and talks with the Taliban should be held to bring peace to the war-torn country.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal in Islamabad, he said peace talks with the Taliban could be arranged if Washington work with countries in the region that have influence over the militant group.
Khawja Asif said that he would tell UN members that peace should return to this area and force is not the solution.
He said a four-country group including Pakistan, China, the US and Afghanistan could be expanded to include other countries with influence over the Taliban.