AUG 8, 2018: The acting Ambassador of US to Pakistan, John Hoover called on prime minister in-waiting and PTI Chairman Imran Khan at latter’s Banigala residence in capital Islamabad.
The US Ambassador congratulated Imran Khan over the victory of his party in elections 2018.
Khan and Hoover exchanged views on Pak-US relations and matters of mutual interest.
The US envoy expressed willingness to improve relations between Pakistan and the United States.
Khan said “Tehreek-e-Insaf is adamant to establish good relations with US based on mutual trust and respect. We view Pak-US relations in terms of trade and economic matters to be significant.”
Commenting on Afghanistan, Khan said “Stable Afghanistan is beneficial for all; US, Pakistan and the region. There have been many ups and downs in Pak-US relations due to trust issues between both countries”.
“It is pleasant to see voices raising from US also in favor of a political solution for Afghan war. War and use of military force has never been the solution for Afghanistan’s situation”.
“Pakistan has always wished for a stable & peaceful Afghanistan. I have always pushed for a political solution for Afghan war”.
Senior PTI Leader Ali Zaidi was also present in the meeting.
Imran accepts Iran visit in phone conversation with President Rouhani
PM-in-waiting Imran Khan has accepted an invitation to visit Iran extended by President Hassan Rouahni during a telephonic conversation on Wednesday.
The Iranian president congratulated Khan on winning the general elections and invited him to visit Iran which he accepted, said a statement issued by the PTI.
Both leaders exchanged best wishes and love for the people of both neighboring countries, it added.
Last week, Khan conveyed to Tehran’s envoy Mehdi Honardoost, who paid him a visit at his Bani Gala residence that the country wanted to play a constructive and positive role between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Honardoost told the former cricket legend that Tehran was ready to work with Islamabad in regional development and wanted to foster trade with Pakistan.