US supports Pakistan's peace talks with Taliban: Olson

US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson states that extremism is a common problem between the two countries.


Our Correspondent November 27, 2012

LAHORE: US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson said that the US government supported Pakistan’s peace talks with the Taliban and the release of some Afghan Taliban prisoners.

Olson also appreciated the joint peace efforts from both Afghanistan and Pakistan, while addressing the concluding ceremony of the Pakistan Industry Conference.

The ambassador, answering questions from the press, stated that the US welcomes peace talks amongst the Afghanistan Peace Council, Afghan Taliban prisoners and Pakistani authorities.

He expressed concern over the security situation in North Waziristan and affirmed that the US considers the operation against the Taliban in North Waziristan to be an internal matter for Pakistan.

Both Pakistan and the US acknowledge extremism to be a common problem which should be addressed properly, added Olson.

COMMENTS (14)

US CENTCOM | 9 years ago | Reply

The U.S, Pakistan and Afghanistan are all victims of terrorism. We are fighting a common war and suffering at the hands of the same terrorists. It only makes sense for us to be on the same page in regards to our shared goals. We simply wish to see the regional partners working together to negate the common threat. We have always emphasized Pakistan’s importance in the region. The bottom line is that we cannot have a safe and stable region without a safe stable Pakistan. We hope to build on our improving relationship and work together to bring peace and stability to the region.

LTC T.G. Taylor DET-United States Central Command www.centcom.mil/ur

something true | 9 years ago | Reply

go home olson

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