US plans to revive structured dialogue with Pakistan
WASHINGTON: The United States has plans to revive its structured dialogue with Pakistan, replacing the structured dialogue introduced by the Obama administration.
A recent briefing was conducted by the US official administration in Washington.
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The US official in a statement said, “The structured dialogue was a diplomatic architecture that was created under the Obama administration. And so, that was how the Obama administration approached its relationship with Pakistan.”
The official added, “If you look under Donald Trump administration, we have had extensive high-level engagements and certainly by the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Washington.”
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The Obama administration had established various platforms for engaging Pakistan, which included ministerial and official-level talks in both Washington and Islamabad several times a year. There was also a separate forum for military-to-military talks.
Responding to questions on President Trump’s offer to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, the official pointed out that in his recent meetings with Indian and Pakistani prime ministers, Trump discussed Kashmir directly.
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