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Trump sees start of better relationship with Pakistan

PTI
Published : Oct 15, 2017, 5:03 am IST
Updated : Oct 15, 2017, 5:09 am IST

The President thanked Pakistani leaders for cooperating with the US on many fronts.

US President Donald Trump (Photo: AFP)
 US President Donald Trump (Photo: AFP)

Washington: US President Donald Trump said that he has started to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan, a day after Pakistani forces rescued an American-Canadian family from the Haqqani terror network.

American citizen Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle along with their three children were rescued from the Haqqanis on Wednesday after an operation by Pakistani forces based on intelligence from the US authorities.

 

The President thanked Pakistani leaders for cooperating with the US on many fronts.

“Starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders. I want to thank them for their cooperation on many fronts,” Mr Trump said in a tweet on Friday.

Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu said: “On this I agree” with Trump.

“Pakistan is a critical ally in fighting against terrorists,” he said in a tweet. Earlier in the day, US vice president Mike Pence also praised Pakistan in helping the US secure the release its citizens.

Tags: donald trump, pakistani forces, haqqani terror network