Islamabad Politics Monitor: United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells said that US President Donald Trump was unhappy with little progress with Pakistan with regards to negotiations with the Taliban.
“The US president had directed that we work together with Pakistan to bring Taliban to the negotiating table, however, he was disappointed after no headway was made,” Wells said while talking to local media outlet.
“We have still not found a way to work more closely with Pakistan to ensure Taliban come to the negotiation table.”
“These set of issues will continue to be important,” she emphasised.
“I can assure you through my own efforts that we are always looking for opportunities to strengthen our relationships,” Wells explained.
“They will discuss important points regarding strong partnership,” she said in reference to a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“The most important issue between the two countries is how to work on bilateral relations.”
“There are investment opportunities in energy and other sectors in Pakistan and US is looking forward to strengthening its trading ties,” Wells elaborated.