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China hails Trump's outreach to Pakistan on Afghan peace

IANS  |  Beijing 

on Tuesday hailed US Donald Trump's appeal to to play a role in ending the dragging Afghan war.

Trump, who has gone hammers and tongs on for not doing enough to fight terror, wrote to the country's Imran Khan, seeking his "assistance and facilitation in achieving a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war".

was positive on the development. "We welcome sound interaction between and the US," said

"Sound and steady development of Pakistan-US relations is conducive to the realization of the reconstruction of as well as anti-terrorism endeavours.

"We are pleased to see the improvement of their bilateral relations, support their mutually beneficial cooperation and to step up communication on this issue," Geng said.

Strife-torn accuses Pakistan of making trouble by assisting the

The militant group wants to recapture power in Trump's letter came after suspended all the military aid to Pakistan earmarked to fight terrorism.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 19:16 IST