UPDATED 1:24 PM PT — Monday, July 22, 2019
President Trump said there is tremendous potential between the U.S. and Pakistan, while meeting with the country’s prime minister — Imran Khan — at the White House Monday.
The president offered to help mediate the long-running dispute between Pakistan and India in the Kashmir region. He also said Pakistan will help the U.S. “extricate” itself out of the war in Afghanistan, but emphasized that he could end the conflict quickly if not for the potential loss of life.
“I think Pakistan’s gonna help us out to extricate ourselves — we are like policemen, we’re not fighting a war. If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it — I could win that war in a week, I just don’t want to kill 10 million people, does that makes sense to you?” — President Trump
The president also noted he expects the U.S. to start having very significant trade with Pakistan soon.