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Trump says relations ‘very good’ with Pakistan


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Relations between the United States and Pakistan are “very good,” says US President Donald Trump.

The brief remarks released on Wednesday by the White House came as Trump prepared to depart for Ohio, where he is set to visit a tank factory and meet with supporters. Trump said his administration will soon be meeting with Pakistani officials.

The Trump administration cut off $300 million in military aid to Pakistan last year, saying that Islamabad has not done enough to fight armed rebels at home or close safe havens for fighters in neighbouring Afghanistan.

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However, recently tensions between the US and Pakistan have thawed with Trump praising Prime Minister Imran Khan’s role in facilitating the Afghan peace process. Last month, Trump had said the US has developed a “much better” relationship recently with Pakistan and had added that the US may set up some meetings with Pakistan.

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