The US would assist India-Pakistan Kashmir dispute, says Donald Trump
The United States President Donald Trump said his country was observing the progressions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir “very closely” and was ready to assist them if necessary but did not state how he would do so.
In a discussion with the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Trump said trade and borders were both critical points for discussion, although according to Khan, Afghanistan was the top priority for himself.
“Trade is going to be of very, very paramount importance … and we’re working together on some borders, and we’re talking about Kashmir in relation to what is going on with Pakistan and India. And if we can help we certainly will be helping. We’ve been watching that and following it very, very closely,” Donald Trump said.
Kashmir, which sits between two countries, has been in dispute between India and Pakistan since they gained independence in 1947.“The main issue, of course, is
Afghanistan because it concerns the U.S. and Pakistan. Both of us are interested in peace there and an orderly transition in Afghanistan with talks with the Taliban and the government,” Khan stated.
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