US President Donald Trump offered to mediate between India and Pakistan to settle the ongoing Kashmir dispute. India has constantly asserted that there is no role for a third party and the Kashmir dispute must be bilaterally resolved between India and Pakistan.
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Earlier, Indian foreign ministry denied US President Donald Trump had been asked by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mediate the Kashmir conflict with Pakistan. Trump made the claim while speaking from the Oval Office where he hosted Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“We have seen [Donald Trump’s] remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate if requested by India and Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by Narendra Modi to US President,” said India’s Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.
Trump said he could also help mend the strained ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
“I was with Modi two weeks ago and we talked about this subject and he actually said ‘Would you like to be a mediator or arbitrator’, I said ‘Where’, He said ‘Kashmir’. Because this has been going on for many, many years… I think they would like to see it resolved and you [Imran Khan] would like to see it resolved. If I can help, I would love to be a mediator,” Trump said.
The US president met Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan last month. The “prayers of over a billion people will be with you if you can mediate and resolve the situation,” PM Imran responded.