Trump seeks Imran Khan's help on Taliban talks

Why has Donald Trump just written a personal letter to Imran Khan?

In this regard, he has sought Pakistan's support and facilitation.

"Trump acknowledged that the war had cost both United States of America and Pakistan", the foreign ministry statement continued.

The troubled relationship between Pakistan and the United States hit yet another bump last month after Trump declared he had cancelled assistance worth hundreds of millions of dollars because Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the US.

Despite near-daily attacks by the Taliban, who now hold sway in about half of Afghanistan's territory, the Trump administration has stepped up efforts to find a peaceful solution to the protracted war.

Khalilzad on Sunday began an eight-country tour, which includes Pakistan, Russia and Qatar, to promote peace and convince the Taliban to join negotiations.

Trump wants to end a 17-year-old war between Afghan security forces and the Taliban, who are fighting to drive out global forces and establish their version of strict Islamic law.

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US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, talks with local reporters at the USA embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 18, 2018.

"Peace and stability in Afghanistan remain a shared responsibility".

Last week, Khalilzad said that the Afghan people deserve peace and that they are at war for 40 years.

"The United States remains committed to supporting the Afghan people's desire for peace, and to facilitating a political settlement between the Afghan government and the Taliban that ensures Afghanistan never serves as a platform for worldwide terrorism again", it added.

Last month, Trump said in an interview Pakistan doesn't "do a damn thing" for the US despite getting billions of dollars in American aid, and later accused Islamabad in a tweet of harboring al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

Trump has repeatedly accused Pakistan of failing to crack down on Islamic militants operating along the border and last month said it had harbored Osama bin Laden for years despite getting billions of dollars in American aid.

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