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New York: PM meets US President Donald Trump


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

23rd Sep, 2019. 10:31 pm
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday met US President Donald Trump in a televised event during which reporters were also present.

The two spoke on the situation in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), with PM Imran telling Trump that he felt that it was “the beginning of a crisis”.

Addressing the US president and the reporters, he said: “Trump heads the most powerful country in the world. And the most powerful country in the world has a responsibility.

“I honestly feel that this crisis could become much bigger. We look to the US to put out flames in the world,” the PM said.

Trump, on the other hand, noted that “many countries wanted to meet with me and we were unable to meet with them”. He added: “I will tell you this: You have a great leader. He’s a good man, a nice man. Happens to be a great athlete.”

US president Donald Trump once again said that he was ready to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir issue, but both sides have to agree on that.

Trump further said that he is ready, willing and able’ to mediate in the Kashmir issue if India and Pakistan both want it.

He said that Kashmir is a complex issue. It is being going on for a long time. But if both want it, he will be ready to do it.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would like the United States to use its influence to help.

Trump met PM Imran a day after attending a rally in Houston that was organized by Indian PM Narendra Modi, making it the second meeting between the American and Pakistani leaders since July when the US president offered to mediate on Kashmir dispute.

Trump also held telephone talks with the leaders of Pakistan and India in August amid the lock down in IoK.

Earlier on July this year when Prime Minister Imran khan went for U.S. visit, President Donald Trump in the meeting said he is willing to visit Pakistan. If invited I would visit Pakistan.

President Donald Trump also offered mediation role to solve Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan.

President Donald Trump further said that he is aware of bitter situations between India and Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also asked me to solve Kashmir issue.

Both leaders of India and Pakistan can play positive role in solving Kashmir issue. Solving both Kashmir and Afghan issue would bring stability to the region, Donald Trump added.

Donald Trump further said Pakistan is an important ally and more of a helping hand as compared to history of our relations.

 

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