Pakistan’s Prime Minister Praises Trump for Wanting to End the Conflict in Afghanistan (VIDEO)
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan praised President Donald Trump for his desire to end the conflict in Afghanistan during a speech at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Tuesday.
The speech comes one day after Khan visited the White House.
During the event, Khan said “thank God for President Trump,” because without him, the conflict could have gone on for another 19 years.
“Nineteen years of conflict. Thank God for President Trump, I mean, this could have gone on for another 19 years,” Khan said, according to a report from The Hill.
“We believe that we should not ever interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan,” Khan added, stating that Pakistan would “facilitate the peace process.”
“Fortunately now, the United States is on the same page too,” he said.
Khan said that he will “meet the Taliban” and will “try my best” to get them to talk to the Afghan government. He explained that a delegation from the Taliban wanted to meet with him a few months ago, but the Afghan government opposed and prevented it.
The US and the Taliban have been getting close to reaching a deal in which we will withdraw troops if they agree to promise not to allow the nation to become a base for terrorism.
On Monday, Trump told reporters that he could easily wipe out Afghanistan, but that he does not want to kill that many people.
“We’re like policemen. We’re not fighting a war. If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win it in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people. Does that make sense to you? I don’t want to kill 10 million people,” Trump said.