BREAKING: In a big surprise, US President Donald Trump offers to mediate Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived at the White House shortly after 12pm local time for his first one-on-one meeting with US President Donald Trump.
He was received by President Trump, who greeted him with a handshake and a pat on the arm.
The two waved to PTI supporters gathered outside the White House before heading inside for their meeting.
In televised remarks from inside the Oval Office, President Trump noted that the US is working with Pakistan to leave Afghanistan, and does not want the US to be policeman in the region.
"Pakistan is helping us a lot now on Afghanistan," he said.
He also offered to intercede to improve strained relations between Pakistan and India, and further said that aid to Islamabad could be restored depending on the kind of understanding reached between the two leaders.
The president also offered to mediate Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. “If I can help, I would love to be a mediator,” Trump said.
"If I can do anything to help, let me know."
Prime Minister Imran said he hoped that in the coming days, "we will be able to urge the Taliban to talk".