WASHINGTON (9 News) – US President Donald Trump has offered mediation over the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India during a key meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at Oval Office, White House on Monday.
Talking to the media before the meeting, the US President Donald Trump said he would talk to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the Kashmir issue. “America can help in reducing tension between Pakistan and India.”
He said that Pakistan will be a source of protecting millions of lives in Afghanistan.
He said that he is seeing the meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan very pleasant. “I hope relations between both countries will improve after the meeting,” he said. “Pakistan is a great country. I have several friends from Pakistan.”
US President Donald Trump said that the US is reducing its troops in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that President Donald Trump had invited him to visit the US. “America will fulfill the promises made with Pakistan.”
He said that the US is the strongest country in the world and it could play its role in resolving the problems and bringing peace in the subcontinent. “The US president can bring both countries together. We have tried our best to hold dialogues with India to resolve the Kashmir issue.”
Upon his arrival, US President Donald Trump received Prime Minister Imran Khan. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also accompanied him. A smartly turned out contingent presented the guard of honour.
Earlier, a large number of Pakistanis welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan outside White House.
Talking exclusively to 92 News, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump is very important.
He said that both heads would discuss the matters pertaining to the regional situation and Kashmir and Afghanistan issues.
“The matters related to FATF, investment and trade will also be discussed during the meeting,” he said.
The FO spokesperson said that Pakistan wants to strengthen the bilateral ties. “Pakistani students are studying in the US and matters related to the visa will also be discussed during the meeting,” he said.