US must stop scapegoating Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan, says Aizaz Chaudhry | Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that the tweet that US President Donald Trump issued on the eve of the New Year, caused considerable disappointment and surprise in Pakistan.
In the New Year, Trump wrote on Twitter that the United States "stupidly gave Pakistan more than $ 33 billion in aid over the past 15 years, and they have not given us anything but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools ". The president accused Pakistan of providing "safe shelter to terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan" while "not helping much".
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times the Pakistani envoy to the United States said that Trump's tweet had caused disappointment, as Pakistan believed that the two countries had worked together for decades, and "the relationship should not be classified and described in terms that have been implemented. "
"In Pakistan, there was a lot of public outrage," Chowdhry said.
Discussing the relationship between Pakistan and the US, he stressed the importance of ties.
"For 70 years, Pakistan and the United States have worked together. We think that we achieved results when we worked together. [For example] in the 60s, when there was a great challenge to the communist world, and then in the 80s, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, the United States and Pakistan Work together. And again in the 2000s, when Al Qaeda set the task that it did, and we achieved results. "
He also expressed the hope that both countries will be able to establish peace in South Asia.
"We believe that Pakistan and the United States still have a lot of efforts, in particular to stabilize Afghanistan … and to complete what we started together to eliminate terrorism from our region."
Chaudhry said in an interview that the security situation in Pakistan "has dramatically improved," although her neighbor in the neighborhood could not establish peace.
"Today he [has] settled the governments to the political vacuum that the militants and the exploited Taliban disappeared. They're on the run. We push them away. In Pakistan, the situation with norms and procedures has improved significantly, "he told the publication." Now compare this with neighboring Afghanistan. The security situation is deteriorating. "