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Mattis said it's time for Pakistan to get on board with peace process in south Asia

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Asserting that 40 years is enough for every responsible nation to get on board with the peace process, US Jim Mattis, in a strong message to Pakistan, said it is time for everyone to support the efforts of the UN, and in this regard.

"We're looking for every responsible nation to support peace in the sub-continent and across this that's gone on now for 40 years," he told reporters at the on Monday as he welcomed for talks.

"It's time for everyone to get on board, support the United Nations; support Modi's, (Afghan) (Ashraf) Ghani and all those who are trying to maintain peace and make for a better world here," Mattis said.

"We are on that track. It is diplomatically led as it should be, and we'll do our best to protect the Afghan people," he added.

Mattis was responding to a question from reporters about the letter written by the to Imran Khan, seeking his support in the peace process in In his letter Trump has made it clear that Pakistan's full support in this regard "is fundamental" to building an enduring US-partnership.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 02:30 IST