Relations with Pakistan improved after cut in aid: US President
WASHNGTON: United States (US) President Donald Trump has said that Pak-US relations have witnessed improvement after suspension of US $1.3 billion aid to Pakistan for security assistance.
Talking to the journalists at his Golf resort in the New Jersey US President rejected the proposal that aid is mode of effective foreign policy.
Donald Trump also cited to his meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on July 22 and said that it was a very good meeting and now the US has better relations with the Islamabad.
Trump last year had announced that 1.3 billion dollar US aid to Pakistan will remain suspended till Islamabad eliminates all alleged sanctuaries of terrorists from its soil.
In his first tweet of year 2018, American President had alleged Pakistan of ignoring US demand of eradicating terrorism from the region consistently but despite this previous US governments had foolishly given Islamabad more than 33 billion dollars aid during the last 15 years.
Replying to a question that President Trump had decreased other countries aid to almost 4 billion dollar in his recent budget so whether US will become more secure with the restoration of aid, President Trump said he does not think this will happen as such and if I had thought this would happen I would have perhaps done so .
President Trump said that he had cut aid of 1.3 billion dollar to Pakistan for one year and when he did so relations between both countries improved. Source-online