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Imran-Trump meeting: Trump offers to mediate Kashmir dispute

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Trump says US willing to invest in Pakistan, sees great trade ties

WASHINGTON, JUL 22 (DNA) – US President Donald Trump on Monday offered to mediate the decades-long Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, a move that would signal a shift in long-standing US policy that the issue must be solved bilaterally.

President Trump said the US is willing to invest in Pakistan and sees great trade relationship between the two countries. He also said the Washington is working with Islamabad to find a way out of the war in Afghanistan.

Trump held out the possibility of restoring US aid to Pakistan, depending upon what is worked out, and offered assistance to Islamabad in trying to ease strained ties with India.

“I don’t think Pakistan respected the United States” in the past, Trump said, but “they are helping us a lot now,” Trump was quoted.

The prime minister is received by the US president on arriving at the White House on his maiden visit to the United States. PM Imran, who is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, waved at those who came to welcome him outside the Executive Mansion.

“If I can help, I would love to be a mediator,” Trump said at the White House, where he was hosting Prime Minister Imran Khan. “If I can do anything to help, let me know.”

US President Donald Trump, speaking at a White House meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Monday the Washington is working with Islamabad to find a way out of the war in Afghanistan.

Trump held out the possibility of restoring US aid to Pakistan, depending upon what is worked out, and offered assistance to Islamabad in trying to ease strained ties with India.

The prime minister is received by the US president on arriving at the White House on his maiden visit to the United States. PM Imran, who is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, waved at those who came to welcome him outside the Executive Mansion.






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