US wants Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan reconciliation process

ISLAMABAD: Analyst and expert on international affairs Dr. Ehsan Ahrari has said that US wants Pakistan’s cooperation especially in Afghan reconciliation process at the time when it is going to withdraw from Afghanistan next year.

Talking to a private news channel, he opined that Islamabad wanted to negotiate the similar strategic relations with Washington like US had with India,adding that Obama administration will also be ready to build such kind of relations but a condusive environment is needed for this purpose.

He opined that such environment is being created gradually by Pakistan and it has also impressed US. Pakistan former foreign secretary Najmudin Sheikh also said that recently mutual relations between two countries have improved as Pakistan has taken important step towards reconciliation process in Afghanistan. He said that through this visit, trust will also be enhanced. Responding to a question, he said that US needs Pakistan’s cooperation in peacefully withdrawal from Afghanistan.