The US special representative to Afghanistan will meet Afghan government officials and other parties to work on Afghan peace process for which the Trump administration, as well as Russian Federation, is toiling hard.
Ever since the Twitter war between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Imran Khan, the relations between the two countries have been quite strenuous.
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.
The ministry welcomed the U.S. president's outreach, saying: "Pakistan has always advocated a political settlement to end war in Afghanistan".
A day after the United States president ranted that Pakistan did not "do a damn thing for us", PM Khan suggested in a series of tweets that Trump should examine his own country's failed "war on terror" and stop "making Pakistan a scapegoat".
"President Trump has written a letter", Chaudhry told Reuters news agency on Monday.
Khalilzad will meet with Afghan government officials and other interested parties to support and facilitate an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan, empowering the Afghan people to decide their nation's fate, the statement said. "Peace and stability in Afghanistan remains a shared responsibility", Faisal concluded.
"Since Pakistan has always advocated a political settlement to end war in Afghanistan, the US decision is welcomed".
An American Embassy spokesman in Islamabad when contacted for a confirmation declined to comment.
US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, talks with local reporters at the USA embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 18, 2018.
In a headline-making spat, U.S. president launched an outburst against Pakistan on November 19 alleging that America paid Pakistan billions of dollars and they never told them that Osama was living there.
The State Department said Khalilzad will also travel to Kabul, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, where the Taliban has stationed its political negotiators in a so-called "political office".