Pakistan wants to work on counter-terrorism with Trump

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz says his country would like to work with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on the common interest of combatting terrorism.

In an interview with a private news channeel Thursday, he says that helping negotiate a political settlement in Afghanistan is another area where the two countries could work together.

The U.S. president-elect has publicly criticized Pakistan in the past for battling some militant groups while tolerating others.

Aziz acknowledged that perception, but said such policies were “in the past.”

A foreign ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria while speaking at a regular briefing, said “continued close cooperation” was also important to attain the “shared objectives of regional peace, security and prosperity.”-AP