Pakistan says it wants to work with US President-elect Donald Trump on counter-terrorism

Pakistani foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz says his country would like to work with Donald Trump on the common interest of combating terrorism.

PTI November 10, 2016 15:05:12 IST
Pakistan says it wants to work with US President-elect Donald Trump on counter-terrorism

Islamabad: Pakistani foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz says his country would like to work with US President-elect Donald Trump on the common interest of combating terrorism.

Pakistan says it wants to work with US Presidentelect Donald Trump on counterterrorism

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In an interview with Pakistan's Geo News channel on Thursday, he says that helping negotiate a political settlement in Afghanistan is another area where the two countries could work together.

The US president-elect has publicly criticised Pakistan in the past for battling some Islamic militant groups while tolerating others.

Aziz acknowledged that perception, but said such policies were "in the past."

Local and al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants who have had long used Pakistan's lawless tribal regions along the Afghan border as safe havens. The Afghan government frequently accuses Islamabad of sheltering the senior leadership of the Taliban.

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