Discussing Kashmir, says Trump as he meets Pakistan PM
Trump made the remarks at a media briefing before talks with Khan, who the US President described as his “very good friend.”Updated: Jan 22, 2020 08:58 IST
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was “talking about the situation in Kashmir” with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and “will certainly be helping”, a remark that came ahead of a meeting of the two leaders on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Trump made the remarks at a media briefing before talks with Khan, who the US President described as his “very good friend.”
“We’re talking about Kashmir and in relation to what’s going on with Pakistan and India… if we can help, we certainly will be helping. We’ve been watching that and following it very, very closely,” said Trump.
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Khan said Pakistan “always hoped” that the US plays a part in resolving the issue. “India is a big issue for us in Pakistan and we always hoped that the US would play a part in resolving the issue because no other country can,” the Pakistan PM said.
India has maintained that the Kashmir issue is an internal matter of the country. The remarks come ahead of an expected visit by Trump to India, which officials say could happen as early as in February.
Trump did not give a clear reply to a question on whether he will “also visit Pakistan” after his trip to India.