US President Trump to meet Indian and Pakistani PMs

US President Trump to meet Indian and Pakistani PMs
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On Monday, 16 September, Trump once again offered to mediate between India and Pakistan, saying he would meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Both Modi and Khan are scheduled to be in New York later this month to attend the UN General Assembly Session.

“I’ll see Prime Minister Modi and I will – we’ll – be meeting with (the prime ministers of) India and Pakistan,” the US President told reporters in response to a question at the White House.

Note that Trump had first made a claim that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sought his help to resolve the Kashmir issue, a claim emphatically rejected by New Delhi. The claim was made during a meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan during the latter’s visit to Washington in July.

But during his meeting with Prime Minister Modi on the sidelines of G-7 Summit in the French town of Biarritz, the US President made a U-turn and said Indian and Pakistan can resolve the issue between themselves.

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