Vastavam web: The US will not succeed in Afghanistan without the support and cooperation of Pakistan which has been a source of “significant challenges” in the war-torn country, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the American ambassador to Afghanistan has told lawmakers.If confirmed by the Senate, John R Bass said in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he will try to change the Pakistan government’s approach and how try to find the best resolution to the problem.
“Obviously, Pakistan has a key role to play (in Afghanistan). They’ve been, as we know, a source of some of the significant challenges in Afghanistan, in enabling the Taliban to rest and refit, plan coordinated attacks. So, we’ve got a lot of work to do,” Bass said.”I think one of the things working in our favour as we pick our way through this complicated landscape is that generally speaking, everyone wants to see the same result in Afghanistan. It’s not in anyone’s interest for Afghanistan to remain a sink hole of violence and a safe haven for extreme terrorism,” he said.He said these countries have an enormous stake in the stability and relative security of Afghanistan.