*WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday offered to mediate the decades-long Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, a move that would signal a shift in longstanding US policy that the issue must be solved bilaterally.*
“If I can help, I would love to be a mediator,” Trump said at the White House, where he was hosting Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. “If I can do anything to help, let me know.”
“We welcome PM Imran Khan in the United States.’ he added.
While talking to reporters at White House, the US President praised PM Imran Khan and Pakistani nation, saying that Pakistani people are so strong and the United States desires good relations with them.
“I and Imran Khan, both are new leaders and Kashmir dispute can be resolved. We both can play a bigger role to resolve Kashmir dispute. The resolution of Kashmir and Afghanistan issues will bring prosperity in the region. ”
Trump said that he would definitely accept invitation to visit Pakistan.
He said that the US government is well-aware of tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi. Trump confirmed that the tensed ties between the neighbouring countries will also come into discussion during the meeting with PM Khan.
“My meeting with PM Imran Khan was very productive. Imran Khan is the most popular prime minister of Pakistan.”