Biden’s planned withdrawal from Afghanistan requires Pakistan’s cooperation, says Lindsey Graham

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

23rd Jun, 2021. 01:12 pm
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US Senator Lindsey Graham, on Tuesday, said that ignoring Pakistan while withdrawing from Afghanistan could lead to a disaster.

Lindsey Graham, in his recent tweets, said, “Stunning to hear that President Biden hasn’t reached out to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan regarding the US-Pakistan relationship and Afghanistan.”

He further wrote that how the withdrawal from Afghanistan would be effective without coordinating with Pakistan, adding that Biden Administration believes that our problems in Afghanistan are behind us.

The US senator said that ignoring Pakistan on the issue is a bigger mistake than that of Iraq.

The US Senator reminded President Biden that his planned withdrawal from Afghanistan requires Pakistan’s cooperation, adding that ignoring Pakistan on the issue is a bigger blunder than that of Iraq.

Earlier, the United States (US) President Joe Biden had said that Pakistan will definitely play an important role in ending the Afghan war and will also work on a peace agreement.

Joe Biden spoke to a Pakistan-born US democrat leader, Tahir Javed and said, “Pakistan will also play an important role in the future for peace in Afghanistan.”

Previously, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) had said that the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan coincides with the progress in the Afghan Peace Process.

The Spokesperson had said we also hope the US will continue to urge the Afghan leaders to seize this historic opportunity for achieving a political settlement in Afghanistan.

“Pakistan will continue to work together with the international community in the efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan,” he added.

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