The Biden administration considers Pakistan a “vital partner” in any peace process in Afghanistan and believes that “continuing to build relationships with the Pakistani military will provide an opportunity for the United States and Pakistan to cooperate in cooperation.
General Austin offered these comments on Tuesday at an affirmation hearing for the post of defence secretary at the US Senate Military Commission.
Austin, a previous top of the US Central Command, told, “Pakistan is a vital partner in any peace process in Afghanistan,”.
Asked what changes he would recommend in US-Pakistan relations as new defense chief, Gen Austin said: “I will focus on our priorities which include training future Pakistani military leaders through International Military Education and Training funding. we also play a key role in any political settlement in Afghanistan. To defeat al Qaeda and the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) and improve regional stability, We also need to work with Pakistan.
Asked if he has seen any adjustment in Pakistan’s participation with the United States since the Trump organization’s choice in 2018 to retain security help, Gen Austin stated: “I comprehend that Pakistan has found a way to satisfy the needs of the United States on the side of Afghanistan’s tranquillity cycle. Pakistan has additionally made a move against hostile to Indian gatherings, for example, Lashkar-I-Taiba and Jaish-I-Mohammad however, this advancement is deficient.
However, the general said, “In addition to the cessation of security aid, there could be many factors that could affect Pakistan’s cooperation, such as negotiations in Afghanistan and the dangerous expansion after the terrorist attacks in Pulwama. He said that Pakistan is a sovereign country.
“I will put pressure on Pakistani territory to stop being used as a sanctuary for militants and violent extremist groups. Continuing to build relations with the Pakistani army will provide an opportunity for the United States and Pakistan to cooperate on major issues.
Peace deal review:
Then, Tony Blinken, who showed up before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to affirm for the situation of the secretary of state, said he needed to rethink the US-Taliban harmony bargain yet clarified that the new organization will likewise continue the harmony cycle that started with the Trump organization.
Blinken, a former State Department official, will re-examine the peace deal because just like the forthcoming Trump administration, who negotiated the deal, the new US rulers want to end the deal. War lasted nearly 20years in Afghanistan.
“We want to end the eternal war,” he said. ” We want to bring our army back home. We want to keep the power to deal with any return of terrorism, which is what brought us there,” Blinken said.
US President-elect Joe Biden said he would reduce the number of combat units in Afghanistan while not withdrawing his US military presence.
In his hearing on Tuesday, Blinken likewise vowed to think about the privileges of Afghan ladies and young ladies whose opportunities were seriously shortened during the Taliban system.
“I don’t believe that they might achieve any outcome,” Blinken said.
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