Remember the feud between US President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan? Donald Trump, earlier, in a row of tweets had said that Pakistan hadn’t done “a damn thing” for making peace and stopping terrorism. Good Lord Trump!
Now, US defence secretary Jim Mattis said to the media that it is high time when the whole world support the efforts of United Nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all those others who are trying to make peace in the Continent.
Mattis also said that Pakistan must take a concrete step in making peace talks with the Taliban if it really wants to end the war ongoing in its neighbouring country Afghanistan.
A news reporter asked Mattis to answer on the Letter sent by Donald Trump to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. In the letter, Donald had asked Imran Khan on his progress in peace talks with Afghanistan. Trump had clearly stated in the letter that if Pakistan is not going to do anything substantive in the peacemaking talks with the Taliban, then it is going to affect US-Pak relations.
On Monday, Indian Union defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman went to the United States for a strategic-diplomatic meeting and there, Mattis answered to the media. He said, “It's time for everyone to get on board, support the United Nations; support Prime Minister Modi's, (Afghan) President (Ashraf) Ghani and all those who are trying to maintain peace and make for a better world here. We are on that track. It is diplomatically led as it should be, and we'll do our best to protect the Afghan people. We're looking for every responsible nation to support peace in the sub-continent and across this war in Afghanistan that's gone on now for 40 years,"