Lindsey Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan USA News Al Jazeera During an Islamabad visit, Graham says US has unique opportunity to change relationship with Pakistan under new PM. Senior US Senator Lindsey Graham has urged President to meet Pakistani Prime Minister , as intense contacts between the two countries continue over negotiations to end the 17 year war with the Taliban in neighbouring . Graham spoke to reporters in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Sunday, capping off days of meetings that saw the top US envoy on Afghan reconciliation and its commander of military forces in the region also visit the South Asian country. “Ive seen things change here and all in a positive direction,” said Graham, a senior member of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee who has visited Pakistan dozens of times in recent years. Khan, who after a last year, has long stated his support for a peace agreement in Afghanistan to end hostilities there. Trump would be “far more enthusiastic about the region than he is today” if he met Khan, said Graham, who held talks with the prime minister earlier on Sunday. “With Prime Minister Khan we have a unique opportunity to change our relationship,” he said. The relationship, he said, was previously “transactional”, but should be replaced with a “strategic partnership”. Relations between erstwhile allies Pakistan and the have been tense since Trump cut more than dollar 1bn in US security assistance to the country last year, accusing the government of duplicity in its dealings with Afghanistan. Afghan and US officials have long accused Pakistan of offering sanctuary and support to elements of the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network armed groups, which have been fighting US led NATO forces in neighbouring Afghanistan since 2001. Pakistan denies the charges, although in recent months the Foreign Office has, in several statements, acknowledged the countrys role as a “facilitator” in the process. US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held meetings with Pakistans foreign minister and army chief during a two day visit on Thursday and Friday, with both sides pledging to continue the dialogue process and to facilitate talks with the Afghan Taliban. The US has held several rounds of talks with Afghan Taliban representatives in the Qatari capital Doha and in the United Arab Emirates, although negotiations appear to have hit an impasse when last week the Taliban . Also on Sunday, US CENTCOM chief General Joseph Votel held talks with Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, with the Afghan peace process high on the agenda, a military press release said. What does the US want from Pakistan?