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Political Settlement 'Only Option To End Conflict In Afghanistan'

16 Jan 2019 Tolo News

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in a meeting with Cameron Munter, former US Ambassador to Islamabad, said his country fully supports a political settlement in Afghanistan and that it is "the only viable option to end this conflict", Pakistani media reports say.

Regional security environment was necessary to realize the economic agenda of his government, Khan said as quoted by Pakistan's The News International. 

He also reiterated the importance of a strong Pakistan-US relationship based on mutuality of interest and trust at the meeting with Munter.

Khan noted his government’s priorities to bring about a meaningful transformation in the lives of Pakistani citizens through socio-economic development and equitable distribution of resources.

Munter recalled his past stay in Pakistan as a remarkable experience in his diplomatic career.

He informed that as a former diplomat and now as President of East West Institute (EWI), a prominent think tank, he continues to advocate strong relationship between Pakistan and United States.

Pakistan is an important country of the region and critical to US national security objectives, he remarked.

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