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Pakistan said U.S. President Donald Trump has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan to ask for help with Afghan peace talks. Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on December 3 that President Trump has "asked for Pakistan's cooperation to bring the Taliban into talks." Chaudhry said Trump's letter asked Pakistan to play a role in peace talks seeking to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. There was no immediate confirmation from the White House about Trump writing such a letter, which would be the first direct communication between the two leaders since Imran Khan came into power in August. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad also would not comment on Chaudhry's announcement. Trump has consistently criticized Pakistan since he launched his South Asia and Afghanistan strategy, despite attempts by the two governments to fix problems that have damaged their relations.