US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the Kashmir issue and said it is a ‘very complicated place’. The offer came soon after a day when Trump had a telephonic conversation with both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Also, Donald Trump confirmed that he would be meeting India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France and suggested the issue may feature in their discussions.
While addressing the reporters in the White House President Donald Trump said “Kashmir is a very complicated place. You have the Hindus, and you have the Muslims, and I wouldn’t say they get along so great. And that’s 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 gotten along in a long time.”
“And frankly it’s a very explosive situation. I spoke to Prime Minister Khan, and yesterday I spoke to PM Modi; and they are both friends of mine, and they are great people, they’re great people. And they love their countries, and they are in a very tough situation. Kashmir is a very tough situation, and this has been going on for decades, and decades; shooting, and I don’t mean shooting like shooting a rifle, but major shooting of howitzers, of heavy arms, and this has been going on for a long, long period of time. But I get along really well with both of them, As you know Prime Minister Khan was here just recently. And I’m going to meet Prime Minister Modi, I will be with PM Modi over the weekend, in France. And I think we’re helping the situation, but there’s tremendous problems between the two countries. And I will do the best I can to mediate or do something,” he added.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also had a telephonic conversation with Narendra Modi that the Kashmir dispute must be resolved between India and Pakistan alone.