US President Donald Trump makes an offer to Pakistan over conflict with India
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President Donald Trump said the United States was watching developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir “very closely” and was prepared to help if necessary, but did not say how.
Speaking ahead of talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, Trump said trade and borders were both critical points for discussion.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said, "The Pakistan-India conflict is a very big issue for us in Pakistan and we expect the US to always play its part in deescalating the tensions, because no other country can.
"And, of course, we always hope that the US will play its part in resolving it because no other country can," Imran said.
“Trade is going to be of very, very paramount importance ... and we’re working together on some borders, and we’re talking about Kashmir in relation to what is going on with Pakistan and India. And if we can help we certainly will be helping,” Trump said.
“We’ve been watching that and following it very, very closely,” he added. Trump described Imran Khan as "a very good friend of mine", saying he would speak to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the prevailing situation in Kashmir.
Imran Khan said that while relations with India were important, the most pressing concern was Afghanistan.