ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi makes an urge to the United States.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday urged the United States to use its influence to persuade India to come to the table for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
Responding to US President Donald Trump’s reiteration of offer to mediate between Pakistan and India on the decades-long Kashmir conflict, Qureshi said India was avoiding the talks and did not appear willing to negotiate on the matter.
“India is involved in a bloodbath [in occupied Kashmir]. India insists it is a bilateral matter, but it is not even willing to come to the table for talks,” the foreign minister told Geo News.
Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar earlier today rejected Trump’s reiterated offer to mediate link the two neighbours on Kashmir, saying any discussion on the disputed region would take place bilaterally and only with Pakistan.