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India says Modi made ‘no such request’ to Trump on Kashmir issue

The foreign ministry of India said late Monday that it was aware of remarks of President of United States Donald Trump on the issue of Kashmir but that “no such request has been made by [Prime Minister Narendra Modi] to US President”.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar, said in a statement that “We have seen @POTUS’s remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by PM @narendramodi to US President.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar further added that “It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar added that “The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally.”

‘Would love to be a mediator’

Earlier today, it was offered by the US President Donald Trump to mediate the Kashmir dispute between the two neighboring countries India and Pakistan as the Prime Minister Imran Khan was hosted at the White House.

A one-on-one meeting was held by the Pakistani leader with the head-of-state of United States, wherein the latter offered to mediate the Kashmir dispute between both the neighboring countries India and Pakistan.

Donald Trump hosts Prime Minister Imran Khan to White House and also offers to mediate Kashmir dispute.

The US President Donald Trump said that “I will say that we have a very good relationship with India. I know that your relationship was strained a little bit … maybe a lot.” He added that “But we will be talking about India, it will be a big part of the conversation today.”

The US president added “If I can help, I would love to be a mediator. If I can do anything to help, let me know.”

In addition, the Prime Minister Imran Khan said: “The USA is the most powerful country in the world and it can play a very important role for peace in the subcontinent.

The Prime Minister Imran Khan added “Over a billion people at moment are held hostage to Kashmir situation and I believe that President Trump can bring two countries together.”

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