Pakistan, India can handle Kashmir issue on their own: Donald Trump

Pakistan, India can handle Kashmir issue on their own: Donald Trump

BIARRITZ, FRANCE: US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Pakistan and India could handle their dispute over occupied Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him.
Trump has previously offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on the contested Himalayan region of Kashmir.
He discussed the issue on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who withdrew autonomy for the state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
Trump said, “Pakistan and India can handle the issue [Kashmir dispute] on their own, but I am here.”
Trump said Modi told him that he had Kashmir under control. Modi, speaking alongside Trump, said the Kashmir issue was a bilateral one between Pakistan and India.
When asked if Modi would like Trump to negotiate over Kashmir, the Indian premier said, “Issues between Pakistan and India are bilateral.”
“I have Prime Minister Imran Khan that Pakistan and India should work together for the welfare of their two countries,” said Modi.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to address the nation today on the situation in occupied Kashmir and Islamabad’s future course of action.

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