Pakistan says US troop withdrawal ’step forward in Afghan peace effort,

Pakistan on Saturday welcomed President Donald Trump’s decision to slash US troop numbers in Afghanistan, calling it a step towards peace in the war-torn nation.

The decision to pull around half of the 14,000 American troops in Afghanistan has stunned and dismayed diplomats and officials in Kabul, and comes amid a renewed push for talks with the Taliban to end the 17-year war.  Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the move was ”a step forward” in the peace effort. […]

There has been no official comment from the Taliban, but one of the militant group´s senior commanders on Friday welcomed the decision. Läs artikel