DAVOS: US President Donald Trump repeated Tuesday's offer to mediate in the settlement of the Kashmiri dispute between India and Pakistan. Trump said before the start of the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the United States can help India and Pakistan in Kashmir as far as Kashmir is concerned, but they will certainly expand their aid. He also claimed that the United States "watched it very, very closely" and followed it.
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Trump told the media in the presence of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan: "We are talking about Kashmir in terms of developments in Pakistan and India. If we can help, we will certainly help. We have watched it and followed it very, very closely. "In a video posted by the White House on the microblogging website Twitter, PM Khan was seen nodding his head after Trump made the statement.
India has consistently rejected any arbitration proposal, saying that all bilateral affairs between India and Pakistan are governed by Shimla and Lahore agreements that do not allow third party arbitration.
Trump held a bilateral meeting on trade in Khan. The US President also said, "We will talk about trade and many other things, but trade will be of the utmost importance. We are doing more trade and working together on some borders."
When asked whether he would also visit Pakistan during a trip to India, the news agency ANI Trump quoted: "We are visiting each other so we don't really have to. But I wanted to say good day for both of us. We had a great one Relationship and from the perspective of our two countries. "
This is not the first time Trump has offered to mediate in the Kashmir affair since he offered to mediate three times in 2019. In 2019 Trump said: "http://zeenews.india.com/"Kashmir is a very complicated place. You have the Hindus and you have the Muslims and I would not say that they get along so well. And that's exactly what you have right now. And you have millions of people who want to be ruled by others, and maybe on both sides. And you have two countries that haven't understood each other for a long time. And frankly, it's a very explosive situation. "Http://zeenews.india.com/"
The US President also said: "http://zeenews.india.com/"I spoke to Prime Minister Khan (Imran). I also spoke to Prime Minister Modi yesterday. You are both friends of mine. You are great people. You are great people. And they love their countries. And they are in a very difficult situation. Cashmere is a very difficult situation. And you know, we are talking about – this has been the case for decades and decades. Shoot. I don't mean shooting like a gun, I mean like howitzers' main shooting, from – you know, heavy weapons. And that has been the case for a long time. I'll do my best to convey something or do something that we have a great relationship with, but they're not exactly friends at the moment. "