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International relations

US and Pakistan mend ties as Washington seeks Afghanistan exit

Trump also surprises Khan with offer to mediate Kashmir dispute with India

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, greets Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House in Washington on July 22.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- U.S. President Donald Trump and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan met at the White House on Monday for the first time amid promises of cooperation to facilitate a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The occasion also saw Trump offer to mediate the decadeslong dispute between India and Pakistan over the predominantly Muslim state of Kashmir.

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